Last universal common ancestor

Known as: Latest universal ancestor, Ur-organism, LUCA 
The last universal common ancestor (LUCA), also called the last universal ancestor (LUA), cenancestor, or progenote, is the most recent organism from… (More)
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2018
2018
Gene gains and losses have shaped the gene repertoire of species since the universal last common ancestor to species today. Genes… (More)
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2018
Review
2018
The existence of a common ancestor to all living organisms in Earth is a necessary corollary of Darwin idea of common ancestry… (More)
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2015
2015
The search for understanding the biological nature of the last universal common ancestor (LUCA) has been a theoretical challenge… (More)
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2015
2015
The genomic history of prokaryotic organismal lineages is marked by extensive horizontal gene transfer (HGT) between groups of… (More)
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2014
2014
This paper summarises the oral presentations, their outcomes and conclusions drawn from the meeting entitled: ‘Horizontal Gene… (More)
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2012
2012
Darwin suggested that all life on Earth could be phylogenetically related. Modern biology has confirmed Darwin’s extraordinary… (More)
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2010
2010
We discuss the conservation of different elemental ratios across different taxa. It may be possible to use stoichiometric and… (More)
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2010
2010
The origin of life is a long-standing mystery puzzling many people. This mystery possesses not only philosophical but also… (More)
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2006
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2006
T wo questions that should be closely related have historically been studied with very different approaches. One is what… (More)
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2003
2003
The definition of the node of the last universal common ancestor (LUCA) is justified in a topology of the unrooted universal tree… (More)
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