The ring of life hypothesis for eukaryote origins is supported by multiple kinds of data

James McInerney, Davide Pisani, Mary J O'Connell

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Abstract

The literature is replete with manuscripts describing the origin of eukaryotic cells. Most of the models for eukaryogenesis are either autogenous (sometimes called slow-drip), or symbiogenic (sometimes called big-bang). In this article, we use large and diverse suites of 'Omics' and other data to make the inference that autogeneous hypotheses are a very poor fit to the data and the origin of eukaryotic cells occurred in a single symbiosis.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPhilosophical Transactions B: Biological Sciences
Volume370
Issue number1678
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Sep 2015

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