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Curr Biol. 2002 Oct 15;12(20):R691-3.

Eukaryotic evolution: getting to the root of the problem.

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  • 1Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Program in Evolutionary Biology, Genome Atlantic, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. simpson@hades.biochem.dal.ca

Abstract

Comparative analyses of multiple genes suggest most known eukaryotes can be classified into half a dozen 'super-groups'. A new investigation of the distribution of a fused gene pair amongst these 'super-groups' has greatly narrowed the possible positions of the root of the eukaryote tree, clarifying the broad outlines of early eukaryote evolution.

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