Bacteria with a eukaryotic touch: a glimpse of ancient evolution?

@article{Forterre2010BacteriaWA,
  title={Bacteria with a eukaryotic touch: a glimpse of ancient evolution?},
  author={Patrick Forterre and Simonetta Gribaldo},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2010},
  volume={107 29},
  pages={12739-40}
}
T he discovery in 1991 by Fuerst and Webb that the chromosome of the bacterium Gemmata obscuriglobus (a member of Planctomycetales) is surrounded by a double membrane, mimicking a eukaryotic nucleus, challenged the traditional prokaryote/eukaryote classification of living organisms based on cell structure (1). Since then, such an unexpected observation has puzzled evolutionists, leading to different reactions. Most considered G. obscuriglobus a curiosity of the bacterial world. Until recently… CONTINUE READING
Recent Discussions
This paper has been referenced on Twitter 3 times over the past 90 days. VIEW TWEETS
31 Citations
9 References
Similar Papers

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 31 extracted citations

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-9 of 9 references

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…