The ring of life provides evidence for a genome fusion origin of eukaryotes

@article{Rivera2004TheRO,
  title={The ring of life provides evidence for a genome fusion origin of eukaryotes},
  author={M. Rivera and J. Lake},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2004},
  volume={431},
  pages={152-155}
}
Genomes hold within them the record of the evolution of life on Earth. But genome fusions and horizontal gene transfer seem to have obscured sufficiently the gene sequence record such that it is difficult to reconstruct the phylogenetic tree of life. Here we determine the general outline of the tree using complete genome data from representative prokaryotes and eukaryotes and a new genome analysis method that makes it possible to reconstruct ancient genome fusions and phylogenetic trees. Our… Expand
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