In a study published in Nature, an international research group led by Thijs Ettema, Uppsala University/SciLifeLab, presents the discovery of a group of microbes called Asgard archaea. The study provides new insights in how eukaryotic organisms gradually evolved from simpler microbial ancestors.
“These organisms are our closest microbial relatives, and we know next to nothing about them. Current methods allow us to take a first genetic sneak peek. It is really exciting!‘’ said Thijs Ettema.
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