Functional evolution of nuclear structure

  title={Functional evolution of nuclear structure},
  author={Katherine L. Wilson and S C Dawson},
  booktitle={The Journal of cell biology},
The evolution of the nucleus, the defining feature of eukaryotic cells, was long shrouded in speculation and mystery. There is now strong evidence that nuclear pore complexes (NPCs) and nuclear membranes coevolved with the endomembrane system, and that the last eukaryotic common ancestor (LECA) had fully functional NPCs. Recent studies have identified many components of the nuclear envelope in living Opisthokonts, the eukaryotic supergroup that includes fungi and metazoan animals. These… CONTINUE READING
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