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Complex archaea that bridge the gap between prokaryotes and eukaryotes

Overview of attention for article published in Nature, May 2015
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Title
Complex archaea that bridge the gap between prokaryotes and eukaryotes
Published in
Nature, May 2015
DOI 10.1038/nature14447
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Authors

Anja Spang, Jimmy H. Saw, Steffen L. Jørgensen, Katarzyna Zaremba-Niedzwiedzka, Joran Martijn, Anders E. Lind, Roel van Eijk, Christa Schleper, Lionel Guy, Thijs J. G. Ettema, Spang, Anja, Saw, Jimmy H, Jørgensen, Steffen L, Zaremba-Niedzwiedzka, Katarzyna, Martijn, Joran, Lind, Anders E, van Eijk, Roel, Schleper, Christa, Guy, Lionel, Ettema, Thijs J G

Abstract

The origin of the eukaryotic cell remains one of the most contentious puzzles in modern biology. Recent studies have provided support for the emergence of the eukaryotic host cell from within the archaeal domain of life, but the identity and nature of the putative archaeal ancestor remain a subject of debate. Here we describe the discovery of 'Lokiarchaeota', a novel candidate archaeal phylum, which forms a monophyletic group with eukaryotes in phylogenomic analyses, and whose genomes encode an expanded repertoire of eukaryotic signature proteins that are suggestive of sophisticated membrane remodelling capabilities. Our results provide strong support for hypotheses in which the eukaryotic host evolved from a bona fide archaeon, and demonstrate that many components that underpin eukaryote-specific features were already present in that ancestor. This provided the host with a rich genomic 'starter-kit' to support the increase in the cellular and genomic complexity that is characteristic of eukaryotes.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 49 3%
Germany 20 1%
Brazil 13 <1%
United Kingdom 12 <1%
France 12 <1%
Spain 8 <1%
Canada 8 <1%
Czech Republic 7 <1%
Netherlands 7 <1%
Other 56 4%
Unknown 1298 87%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 383 26%
Researcher 303 20%
Student > Master 211 14%
Student > Bachelor 201 13%
Professor 72 5%
Other 318 21%
Unknown 2 <1%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 803 54%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 263 18%
Unspecified 105 7%
Environmental Science 94 6%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 59 4%
Other 164 11%
Unknown 2 <1%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1047. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 19 July 2018.
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#2,724
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Outputs from Nature
#502
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Outputs of similar age
#60
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Outputs of similar age from Nature
#18
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