Time of most recent common ancestor of human and budding yeast

Range ~1,300 Mya
Organism Eukaryotes
Reference Vlastaridis P et al., Estimating the total number of phosphoproteins and phosphorylation sites in eukaryotic proteomes. Gigascience. 2017 Jan 7. doi: 10.1093/gigascience/giw015. p.4 left column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID28327990
Primary Source [29] Hedges SB, Dudley J, Kumar S. TimeTree: a public knowledge-base of divergence times among organisms. Bioinformatics. 2006 Dec 1 22(23):2971-2. DOI: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btl505PubMed ID17021158
Method Abstract: "[Investigators] present the first reliable estimates of the total number of phosphoproteins and phosphorylation sites (p-sites), for four eukaryotes (human, mouse, Arabidopsis, and yeast)."
Comments P.4 left column 2nd paragraph: "Mouse is a mammal that is used extensively as a model for understanding human biology and is a rather close evolutionary relative of our own species with a time divergence of about 90 million years. Budding yeast, by comparison, is a unicellular fungus that diverged from its most-recent common ancestor with humans ∼1.3 billion years ago [primary source]. In addition, human and mouse have a very similar number of protein-coding genes, ∼20,000 [refs 30,31]."
Entered by Uri M
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