An Evolutionary Framework for Understanding the Origin of Eukaryotes

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Neil W. Blackstone;
(2016)
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
  • Journal: Biology,volume 5,issue 2 (issn: 2079-7737, eissn: 2079-7737)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3390/biology5020018, pmc: PMC4929532
  • Subject: eukaryotes | comparative method | modern synthesis | Review | mitochondria | levels of selection | evolutionary theory | phylogenetic systematics | Biology (General) | QH301-705.5

Two major obstacles hinder the application of evolutionary theory to the origin of eukaryotes. The first is more apparent than real—the endosymbiosis that led to the mitochondrion is often described as “non-Darwinian” because it deviates from the incremental evolution c... View more
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