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Lokiarchaeon is hydrogen dependent

Allen, J; Sousa, FL; Neukirchen, S; Lane, N; Allen, JF; Martin, WF; (2016) Lokiarchaeon is hydrogen dependent. Nature Microbiology , 1 , Article 16034. 10.1038/NMICROBIOL.2016.34. Green open access

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Abstract

The nature of host that acquired the mitochondrion at eukaryote origin (the host) is an important microbial evolutionary issue. Modern phylogenetics indicate that the host was an archaeon. The metagenome sequence of Candidatus Lokiarchaeon identified it as the closest relative of the host yet known. Here we report comparative genomic evidence indicating that Lokiarchaeaon is hydrogen-dependent, as one theory for eukaryote origin — the hydrogen hypothesis — predicted for the host lineage.

Type: Article
Title: Lokiarchaeon is hydrogen dependent
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1038/NMICROBIOL.2016.34
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/NMICROBIOL.2016.34
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © 2016 Macmillan Publishers Limited. All rights reserved.
Keywords: Cell biology, Evolution, Microbiology
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > Div of Biosciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > Div of Biosciences > Genetics, Evolution and Environment
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1477181
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