Stabilization against hyperthermal denaturation through increased CG content can explain the discrepancy between whole genome and 16S rRNA analyses.

@article{Meyer2005StabilizationAH,
  title={Stabilization against hyperthermal denaturation through increased CG content can explain the discrepancy between whole genome and 16S rRNA analyses.},
  author={Terry E. Meyer and Arvind K. Bansal},
  journal={Biochemistry},
  year={2005},
  volume={44 34},
  pages={11458-65}
}
Based largely upon analysis of ribosomal RNA, a third domain of life, called archaea, had been proposed in addition to bacteria and eukaryotes. However, quantitative analysis of 73 whole genomes shows only a two-domain division of life: into eukaryotes and prokaryotes. Thousands of orthologous genes in archaea and bacteria show an essentially unimodal distribution of sequence identities. Thus, whole genome analyses indicate that archaea are a phylum of bacteria rather than a separate domain of… CONTINUE READING
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