publication . Article . 2016

Is LUCA a thermophilic progenote?

Johann Peter Gogarten; David W. Deamer;
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  • Published: 25 Nov 2016 Journal: Nature Microbiology, volume 1 (eissn: 2058-5276, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
We comment on several claims made in the paper by Weiss et al. which describes a genomic analysis that they believe is consistent with the origin of life and emergence of a progenote-like last universal common ancestor (LUCA) in hydrothermal vent conditions.
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free text keywords: Cell Biology, Microbiology (medical), Genetics, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, Immunology, Microbiology, Thermophile, Computational biology, Archaea, biology.organism_classification, biology, Last universal ancestor
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