The Birth of the Nucleus

  title={The Birth of the Nucleus},
  author={E. Pennisi},
  pages={766 - 768}
LES TREILLES, FRANCE-- Two dozen microbiologists, evolutionary biologists, cell biologists, and others met here last month to discuss when and how the command and control center of the eukaryotic cell first arose. 
The Origin of Eukaryotic Cells
This work has shown that prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, which compose plants, fungi, algae, animals, and a widely diverse group of unicellular protists, are equipped with a large cadre of intracellular compartments that are functionally specialized for specific intrACEllular tasks. Expand
The protozoan nucleus.
The complexity of the nucleus and its substructures in protozoan eukaryotes is discussed, with a particular emphasis on divergent aspects in eUKaryotic parasites, which shed light on nuclear function throughout eukARYotes and reveal specialisations that underpin pathogen biology. Expand
Endosymbiosis, cell evolution, and speciation
The history of endosymbiotic concepts to their modern-day derivative, the “serial endOSymbiosis theory”, which collectively expound on the origin of eukaryotic cell organelles (plastids, mitochondria) and subsequent endosYmbiotic events are summarized. Expand
Comment on "The 1.2-Megabase Genome Sequence of Mimivirus"
Raoult et al . ([ 1 ][1]) analyzed the complete genome sequence of Mimivirus, the largest known virus. One of the most exciting results of this analysis is the identification of seven conservedExpand
Archaebacteria (Archaea) and the origin of the eukaryotic nucleus.
  • W. Martin
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Current opinion in microbiology
  • 2005
The eukaryotic nucleus is a unique structure that lacks an obvious homologue or precursor among prokaryotes and reports point to ways in which different ideas regarding the origin of the nucleus might someday be discriminated. Expand
A fungal root for the eukaryote tree
I offer a new interpretation of the early radiation of eukaryotes based on the emergence of major innovations in cell biology that apply uniquely to present day fungi. These emphasised increasinglyExpand
On the origin of eukaryotic cells; the evolution of a theory
The formation of certain organelles such as the nucleus and the mitochondria have been fundamental in the evolution of eukaryotes and the evolutionary relationship between Eukaryota and the other two domains can tell us more about the way eUKaryotes have evolved from prokaryotes. Expand
Cell‐Cell Channels, Viruses, and Evolution
  • F. Baluška
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
  • 2009
Infection, especially the viral one, but also bacterial and fungal infections, followed by symbiosis, is proposed to act as the major force that drives the biological evolution toward higher complexity. Expand
Evolution of intracellular compartmentalization.
The distinction between eukaryotes and prokaryotes no longer lies in the existence of a compartmentalized cell plan, but rather in its complexity, and the evolutionary processes acting on the genetic basis of intracellular compartments are discussed. Expand
Discovering novel biology by in silico archaeology
Comparison genomics has been used to improve the annotation of archaeal genomes and contributes to the ongoing discovery of novel metabolic conversions and control mechanisms, and to a better understanding of the intriguing biology of the Archaea. Expand