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Evolution of genome architecture in archaea: spontaneous generation of a new chromosome in Haloferax volcanii (2018)
Journal Article
Ausiannikava, D., Mitchell, L., Marriott, H., Smith, V., Hawkins, M., Makarova, K. S., …Allers, T. (2018). Evolution of genome architecture in archaea: spontaneous generation of a new chromosome in Haloferax volcanii. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 38(8), doi:10.1093/molbev/msy075. ISSN 0737-4038

The common ancestry of archaea and eukaryotes is evident in their genome architecture. All eukaryotic and several archaeal genomes consist of multiple chromosomes, each replicated from multiple origins. Three scenarios have been proposed for the evol... Read More