Time for a change

  title={Time for a change},
  author={N. Pace},
  • N. Pace
  • Published 2006
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Prokaryote: gene-sequence comparisons show the tree of life consists of bacteria, eukarya and archaea. The use of the term ‘prokaryote’ fails to recognize that an idea about life's origins has been proved wrong.It's only wordsOld textbook divisions of the living world into prokaryotes and eukaryotes should be condemned to history, says Norman Pace. Cells were either prokaryotic, with no nuclei or nuclear membranes; or eukaryotic, equipped with a membrane-bounded nucleus. Comparisons of RNA and… CONTINUE READING

    Topics from this paper.

    Two faces of the prokaryote concept.
    • 24
    Eukaryotes first: how could that be?
    • 17
    • PDF
    Defining the mobilome.
    • 84
    Culture clash: challenging the dogma of microbial diversity
    • 104
    • PDF