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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… Expand
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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… Expand
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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… Expand
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2016
2016
The search for understanding the biological nature of the last universal common ancestor (LUCA) has been a theoretical challenge… Expand
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2012
2012
Darwin suggested that all life on Earth could be phylogenetically related. Modern biology has confirmed Darwin’s extraordinary… Expand
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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… Expand
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Highly Cited
2006
Highly Cited
2006
Kinesin superfamily proteins are ubiquitous to all eukaryotes and essential for several key cellular processes. With the… Expand
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Highly Cited
2003
Highly Cited
2003
  • M. Giulio
  • Journal of Molecular Evolution
  • 2003
  • Corpus ID: 7041325
The definition of the node of the last universal common ancestor (LUCA) is justified in a topology of the unrooted universal tree… Expand
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Highly Cited
2001
Highly Cited
2001
Abstract In this paper we study infinite episturmian words which are a natural generalization of Sturmian words to an arbitrary… Expand
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1999
1999
Biogenesis and evolution are viewed from the perspective of the universality of the metabolic chart with respect to primary… Expand
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Highly Cited
1982
Highly Cited
1982
The amphibian ancestor had two gas exchangers, one working in water and one in air. It also ventilated the aerial exchanger in an… Expand
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