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William F., Martin and Shijulal Nelson, Sathi (2017) Late Mitochondrial origin is an artefact. Genome biology and evolution, 9 (2). 373-379. ISSN 1759-6653

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Abstract

The origin of mitochondria was a crucial event in eukaryote evolution. A recent report claimed to provide evidence, based on branch length variation in phylogenetic trees, that the mitochondrion came late in eukaryotic evolution. Here, we reinvestigate their claim with a reanalysis of the published data. We show that the analyses underpinning a late mitochondrial origin suffer from multiple fatal flaws founded in inappropriate statistical methods and analyses, in addition to erroneous interpretations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: origin of mitochondria, endosymbiosis, major evolutionary transitions
Subjects: Computational Biology
Depositing User: Rgcb Library
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2017 05:58
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2018 10:43
URI: http://rgcb.sciencecentral.in/id/eprint/475

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