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Kiwi scientist on mega-organism ancestor research

John Kerr posted in on November 24th, 2011.

Life was born complex, with the primordial ocean acting as a kind of genetic swap-shop over hundreds of millions of years as cells exchanged useful parts to effectively become a global mega-organism, says new American research. The last universal common ancestor (LUCA) is the label for a crude organism — probably one with structure sufficiently […]

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