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The deep roots of eukaryotes

Baldauf, S.L. (2003) The deep roots of eukaryotes. Science, 300 (5626). pp. 1703-1706. ISSN 0036-8075

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Most cultivated and characterized eukaryotes can be confidently assigned to one of eight major groups. After a few false starts, we are beginning to resolve relationships among these major groups as well. However, recent developments are radically revising this picture again, particularly (i)the discovery of the likely antiquity and taxonomic diversity of ultrasmall eukaryotes, and (ii)a fundamental rethinking of the position of the root. Together these data suggest major gaps in our understanding simply of what eukaryotes are or, when it comes to the tree, even which end is up.

Item Type: Article
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Biology (York)
Depositing User: York RAE Import
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2009 12:29
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2009 12:29
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1085544
Status: Published
Publisher: American Association for the Advancement of Science
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1126/science.1085544
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/7497

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