Sunday, January 27, 2013

The origin of Eukarytotes

Carl Zimmer's 2009 essay for Science magazine on the Origin of the Eukaryotes is well worth reading.

If the eukaryote cell hadn't evolved, we wouldn't be here to discuss the question of how it originated. In the eighth essay in Science's series in honor of the Year of Darwin, Carl Zimmer describes one of the most important transitions in the history of life: the origin of cells with a nucleus, which gave rise to every multicellular form of life.

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