Reconstructing Early Events in Eukaryotic Evolution.

  title={Reconstructing Early Events in Eukaryotic Evolution.},
  journal={The American naturalist},
  volume={154 S4},
  • Roger
  • Published 1999 in The American naturalist
Resolving the order of events that occurred during the transition from prokaryotic to eukaryotic cells remains one of the greatest problems in cell evolution. One view, the Archezoa hypothesis, proposes that the endosymbiotic origin of mitochondria occurred relatively late in eukaryotic evolution and that several mitochondrion-lacking protist groups diverged before the establishment of the organelle. Phylogenies based on small subunit ribosomal RNA and several protein-coding genes supported… CONTINUE READING
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