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The 10-micrometer-long flagellate cell might have a big story to tell about the evolution of eukaryotes.

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Opinion: Life’s X Factor

By Nick Lane | August 4, 2015

Did endosymbiosis—and the innovations in membrane bioenergetics it engendered—make it possible for eukaryotic life to evolve?

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Prokaryotic Microbes with Eukaryote-like Genes Found

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | May 6, 2015

Deep-sea microbes possess hallmarks of eukaryotic cells, hinting at a common ancestor for archaea and eukaryotes.

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Algae Get Help to Go to Extremes

By Sabrina Richards | March 7, 2013

A red alga appears to have adapted to extremely hot, acidic environments by collecting genes from bacteria and archaea.

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Opinion: Learning from Transcriptomes

By David Smith | November 28, 2012

In the largest microbial eukaryote genetic sequencing effort ever attempted, researchers are investigating the transcriptomes of 700 marine algae species.

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Bacteria Breed Multicellularity?

By Hayley Dunning | August 15, 2012

A single-celled relative of animals forms colonies when exposed to a bacterial product, hinting at the possible origins of multicellularity.

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A New Branch of Life?

By Jef Akst | May 1, 2012

Researchers investigate a microorganism that may warrant a new eukaryotic kingdom in the classification of life.

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Coffee Pest Gene Transfer

By Hannah Waters | February 27, 2012

An insect that plagues coffee plants likely got its bean-digesting gene from a bacterium.

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86 Percent of Eukaryotes Undiscovered

By Jef Akst | August 24, 2011

A new estimate of eukaryotic diversity suggests a total of 8.7 million species. So far, scientists have discovered only 1.2 million of them.

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