The emergence of major cellular processes in evolution

  title={The emergence of major cellular processes in evolution},
  author={C. Ouzounis and N. Kyrpides},
  journal={FEBS Letters},
  • C. Ouzounis, N. Kyrpides
  • Published 1996
  • Biology, Medicine
  • FEBS Letters
  • The phylogenetic distribution of divergently related protein families into the three domains of life (archaea, bacteria and eukaryotes) can signify the presence or absence of entire cellular processes in these domains and their ancestors. We can thus study the emergence of the major transitions during cellular evolution, and resolve some of the controversies surrounding the evolutionary status of archaea and the origins of the eukaryotic cell. In view of the ongoing projects that sequence the… CONTINUE READING

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