Towards a natural system of organisms: proposal for the domains Archaea, Bacteria, and Eucarya.

@article{Woese1990TowardsAN,
  title={Towards a natural system of organisms: proposal for the domains Archaea, Bacteria, and Eucarya.},
  author={Carl R. Woese and O. Kandler and M. L. Wheelis},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={1990},
  volume={87 12},
  pages={4576-9}
}
Molecular structures and sequences are generally more revealing of evolutionary relationships than are classical phenotypes (particularly so among microorganisms). Consequently, the basis for the definition of taxa has progressively shifted from the organismal to the cellular to the molecular level. Molecular comparisons show that life on this planet divides into three primary groupings, commonly known as the eubacteria, the archaebacteria, and the eukaryotes. The three are very dissimilar, the… CONTINUE READING
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