Origin of life: LUCA and extracellular membrane vesicles (EMVs)

@article{Gill2015OriginOL,
  title={Origin of life: LUCA and extracellular membrane vesicles (EMVs)},
  author={Sukhvinder Gill and Patrick Forterre},
  journal={International Journal of Astrobiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={15},
  pages={7 - 15}
}
Abstract Cells from the three domains of life produce extracellular membrane vesicles (EMVs), suggesting that EMV production is an important aspect of cellular physiology. EMVs have been implicated in many aspects of cellular life in all domains, including stress response, toxicity against competing strains, pathogenicity, detoxification and resistance against viral attack. These EMVs represent an important mode of inter-cellular communication by serving as vehicles for transfer of DNA, RNA… 

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