Exploring microbial dark matter to resolve the deep archaeal ancestry of eukaryotes

@inproceedings{Saw2015ExploringMD,
  title={Exploring microbial dark matter to resolve the deep archaeal ancestry of eukaryotes},
  author={Jimmy H. W. Saw and Anja Spang and Katarzyna Zaremba-Niedźwiedzka and Lina Juzokaite and Jeremy A. Dodsworth and Senthil K Murugapiran and Dan R. Colman and Cristina D. Takacs-Vesbach and Brian P. Hedlund and Lionel Guy and Thijs J G Ettema},
  booktitle={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  year={2015}
}
The origin of eukaryotes represents an enigmatic puzzle, which is still lacking a number of essential pieces. Whereas it is currently accepted that the process of eukaryogenesis involved an interplay between a host cell and an alphaproteobacterial endosymbiont, we currently lack detailed information regarding the identity and nature of these players. A number of studies have provided increasing support for the emergence of the eukaryotic host cell from within the archaeal domain of life… CONTINUE READING