Archaeal genetics — the third way

  title={Archaeal genetics — the third way},
  author={T. Allers and M. Mevarech},
  journal={Nature Reviews Genetics},
  • T. Allers, M. Mevarech
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Nature Reviews Genetics
  • For decades, archaea were misclassified as bacteria because of their prokaryotic morphology. Molecular phylogeny eventually revealed that archaea, like bacteria and eukaryotes, are a fundamentally distinct domain of life. Genome analyses have confirmed that archaea share many features with eukaryotes, particularly in information processing, and therefore can serve as streamlined models for understanding eukaryotic biology. Biochemists and structural biologists have embraced the study of archaea… CONTINUE READING

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