Microbe Mystery - Engineered organism hints at the origins of bacteria and archaea

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Microbe Mystery - Engineered organism hints at the origins of bacteria and archaea

Billiosn of years agao the singl-celled common ancestor of life on earth split into bacteria and archaea, according to evolutionary theory. Now scientists have genetically engineered a microbe that combines features of both domains, offering insight into how this pivotal event occurred.

Bacteria and archaea

Period16-Jun-2018

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  • TitleMicrobe Mystery - Engineered organism hints at the origins of bacteria and archaea
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletScientific American, Volume xx, issue yy, pp. zz (2018)
    Media typePrint
    Duration/Length/Size1/2 A4
    CountryUnited States
    Date16/06/2018
    Producer/AuthorPrachi Patel
    PersonsArnold Driessen

Keywords

  • synthetic biology
  • archaea
  • lipids
  • E. coli