Carl R. Woese (1928–2012)

  title={Carl R. Woese (1928–2012)},
  author={N. Goldenfeld and N. Pace},
  pages={661 - 661}
A visionary microbiologist focused on evolution and discovered a third domain of life, archaea. Carl Woese was not a well-known personality outside of microbiology and evolutionary biology, but he forever changed our understanding of the biosphere and its evolution. He passed away at his home in Urbana, Illinois, on 30 December 2012. Carl Woese developed the modern gene sequence–based understanding of biological organization, showing that the evolutionary history of lineages can be tracked to a… Expand
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