Nautil.Us Article on Eukaryote Origins

Ed Yong has written an excellent article on Eukaryote Origins.

Professor McInerney was interviewed as part of the article and the article also includes interviews with several other people involved with trying to understand the origin of the eukaryote cell.

In this article, Yong makes a distinction between the “slow fuse” type of hypothesis governing eukaryogenesis – how some people feel the evidence tilts in favor of a slow road to eukaryogenesis – and the sudden transformation idea that a symbiosis or syntrophy would explain the data better.

In any case, it is an excellent read and it is great to see such high-quality science journalism.

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