TWiEVO 91: Meet your very distant cousins

July 17, 2023

Nels and Vincent discuss new findings using phylogenetic approaches about how complex eukaryotic cells emerged from prokaryotic ancestors, which firmly place eukaryotes as a clade nested within the Asgard archaea.


Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

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