Archaea and the origin of eukaryotes

  title={Archaea and the origin of eukaryotes},
  author={L. Eme and Anja Spang and Jonathan Lombard and Courtney W. Stairs and T. Ettema},
  journal={Nature Reviews Microbiology},
  • L. Eme, Anja Spang, +2 authors T. Ettema
  • Published 2017
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Nature Reviews Microbiology
  • Woese and Fox's 1977 paper on the discovery of the Archaea triggered a revolution in the field of evolutionary biology by showing that life was divided into not only prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Rather, they revealed that prokaryotes comprise two distinct types of organisms, the Bacteria and the Archaea. In subsequent years, molecular phylogenetic analyses indicated that eukaryotes and the Archaea represent sister groups in the tree of life. During the genomic era, it became evident that… CONTINUE READING

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