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Genomes and LUCA

Continuing our hunt for LUCA, we have “A minimal estimate for the gene content of the last universal common ancestor—exobiology from a terrestrial perspective” by Christos Ouzounis , Victor Kunin, Nikos Darzentas, and Leon Goldovsky (Research in Microbiology 157 (2006) 57–68).   This research compared 184 completed genomes from the three domains in the search for LUCA.

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