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Nature volume 441, page 289 (18 May 2006) | Download Citation


Prokaryote: gene-sequence comparisons show the tree of life consists of bacteria, eukarya and archaea. The use of the term ‘prokaryote’ fails to recognize that an idea about life's origins has been proved wrong.

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  1. Norman R. Pace is in the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder 80309-0347, USA.

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