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Evolution of genome architecture in archaea: Spontaneous generation of a new chromosome in haloferax volcanii

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The common ancestry of archaea and eukaryotes is evident in their genome architecture. All eukaryotic and several archaeal genomes consist of multiple chromosomes, each replicated from multiple origins. Three scenarios have been proposed for the evolution of this genome architecture: (1) mutational diversification of a multi-copy chromosome; (2) capture of a new chromosome by horizontal transfer; (3) acquisition of new origins and splitting into two replication-competent chromosomes. We repor...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1093/molbev/msy075

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Ausiannikava, D More by this author
Mitchell, L More by this author
Marriott, H More by this author
Hawkins, M More by this author
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
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Molecular Biology and Evolution Journal website
Volume:
35
Issue:
8
Pages:
1855–1868
Publication date:
2018-04-16
Acceptance date:
2018-04-13
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EISSN:
1537-1719
ISSN:
0737-4038
Pubs id:
pubs:843693
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uri:680ffc0a-ff0c-474d-a449-accdbaf9e7b8
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uuid:680ffc0a-ff0c-474d-a449-accdbaf9e7b8
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pubs:843693

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