Phylogenomics of 10,575 Genomes Reveals Evolutionary Proximity between Domains Bacteria and Archaea


The authors build a reference phylogeny of 10,575 evenly-sampled bacterial and archaeal genomes, based on 381 markers. The results indicate a remarkably closer evolutionary proximity between Archaea and Bacteria than previous estimates that used fewer ``core” genes, such as the ribosomal proteins.

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