Rooting the Domain Archaea by Phylogenomic Analysis Supports the Foundation of the New Kingdom Proteoarchaeota

@inproceedings{Petitjean2014RootingTD,
  title={Rooting the Domain Archaea by Phylogenomic Analysis Supports the Foundation of the New Kingdom Proteoarchaeota},
  author={C{\'e}line Petitjean and Philippe Deschamps and Purificaci{\'o}n L{\'o}pez-Garc{\'i}a and David Costa Moreira},
  booktitle={Genome biology and evolution},
  year={2014}
}
The first 16S rRNA-based phylogenies of the Archaea showed a deep division between two groups, the kingdoms Euryarchaeota and Crenarchaeota. This bipartite classification has been challenged by the recent discovery of new deeply branching lineages (e.g., Thaumarchaeota, Aigarchaeota, Nanoarchaeota, Korarchaeota, Parvarchaeota, Aenigmarchaeota, Diapherotrites, and Nanohaloarchaeota) which have also been given the same taxonomic status of kingdoms. However, the phylogenetic position of some of… CONTINUE READING