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Reconstruction of ancestral proteomes

Toni Gabaldón and Martijn A. Huynen

in Ancestral Sequence Reconstruction

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199299188
eISBN:
9780191714979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299188.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The process of inferring the set of proteins that was likely encoded in the genome of an extinct organism is called Ancestral Proteome Reconstruction. This process usually involves the comparison of ... More


Integrating Chemistry, Geology, and Life’s Origin Coauthored with Bruce Damer

David W. Deamer

in Assembling Life: How Can Life Begin on Earth and Other Habitable Planets?

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190646387
eISBN:
9780197559741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190646387.003.0015
Subject:
Chemistry, Organic Chemistry

Chapter 8 recalled John Platt’s recommendation that testing alternative hypotheses is a preferred way to perform research rather than focusing on a single hypothesis. ... More


The Universal Tree of Life: Where to Place Microbes from Hell and Their Viruses?

Patrick Forterre

in Microbes from Hell

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226265827
eISBN:
9780226265964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226265964.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Microbiology

This chapter starts with a vivid description of the Crafoord prize 2003 ceremony in Stockholm when Carl Woese was honoured. The experiments that led to his discovery of archaea are described, with ... More


The Deep Roots of Cellular Life: The Common Ancestry of Living Things

Franklin M. Harold

in In Search of Cell History: The Evolution of Life's Building Blocks

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226174143
eISBN:
9780226174310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226174310.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

The hypothesis that all living things share a common ancestry was already part of Darwin's thinking. It crystallized in the 20th century and became solidly established with the recognition that ... More


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