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Evolutionary relationships between Archaea and eukaryotes

A phylogenomic re-analysis of sequence data strongly supports the emergence of eukaryotes from within the archaeal radiation and underlines the importance of using the most accurate approaches to reconstruct ancient divergences in the tree of life.

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Fig. 1: Unrooted trees of life showing two alternative scenarios on the evolutionary relationships between eukaryotes and archaea.

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Gribaldo, S., Brochier-Armanet, C. Evolutionary relationships between Archaea and eukaryotes. Nat Ecol Evol 4, 20–21 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-019-1073-1

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