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Steps on the road to eukaryotes

A new archaeal phylum represents the closest known relatives of eukaryotes, the group encompassing all organisms that have nucleated cells. The discovery holds promise for a better understanding of eukaryotic origins. See Article p.173

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Figure 1: Lokiarchaeota are the closest known prokaryotic relatives of eukaryotes.


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Embley, T., Williams, T. Steps on the road to eukaryotes. Nature 521, 169–170 (2015).

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