The root of the eukaryote tree pinpointed

@article{Stechmann2003TheRO,
  title={The root of the eukaryote tree pinpointed},
  author={A. Stechmann and T. Cavalier-smith},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2003},
  volume={13},
  pages={R665-R666}
}
Determining the precise position of the root of the eukaryote evolutionary tree is very important for understanding cell evolution [1], but has been a major challenge, because of systematic biases in gene sequence trees [2,3]. However, one can deduce the position indirectly, by using derived genic properties to exclude the possibility that the root lies within clades that share them [4]. A derived gene fusion between dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR) and thymidylate synthase (TS) genes strongly… Expand
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