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Missing link in the evolution of coplex cells discovered

May 06, 2015

In a new study, published in Nature this week, a research team led from Uppsala University in Sweden presents the discovery of a new microbe that represents a missing link in the evolution of complex life. 727 more words

Biology

The Origins of Eukaryotes: Metagenomic insight into early evolution

The origins of the eukaryotic cell is one of the big puzzles of cell biology. While it has been known for a long time that the eukaryotes are more closely related to the Archaea than to the Bacteria, the ancestor of the eukaryotes has remained elusive. 365 more words

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Lokiarchaeota: Missing link for complex cells?

History has given us many puzzles to solve in the field of evolution. According to a recent study, scientists at the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Science for Life Laboratory, Uppsala University, Sweden, identified a new class of Archaea, a microorganism that is made up of simple cells like bacteria, called “Lokiarchaeota”, which was noted as a possible missing link between bacteria and their more complex cousins, eukaryotes. 543 more words

Research

The Cell

Cells are the smallest unit of life that can replicate independently, and are often called the “building blocks of life”. The study of cells is called cell biology. 871 more words

Biology

Between Darwin and Saint Valentine: Sex and Evolution

Imagine sex worked like this:

You’ve been feeling bad lately, getting sick a lot. You’re not at your best. You find someone who seems to be in better shape. 498 more words

Nuclear life and sulfurous seas

A week of tweets, beyond bacteria and the “Canfield Ocean” (in the sea, little oxygen and life living on sulfates)

Sunday, February 8. 1.634 – 1.544 Bya… 117 more words

Nuclear reaction

Nuclear reaction
http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21630959-how-complex-cells-evolved-mystery-new-idea-may-come-close Hypothesis from BMC paper on #evolution of eukaryotes from membrane blebs (http://www.biomedcentral.com/1741-7007/12/76)

An inside-out origin for the eukaryotic cell

David A Baum and Buzz Baum… 181 more words

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