Divergence of eukaryotes and prokaryotes

Range ≥1,800 Mya
Organism Unspecified
Reference Editor: Dr. Robert A. Meyers, Encyclopedia of Molecular Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine, Carol Bernstein and Harris Bernstein, Aging and Sex, DNA Repair in, p.81 right column top paragraph
Comments See Bass 2012 PMID 23151577 p.348 right column bottom paragraph:"Given that eukaryotes first diverged from bacteria around 1.5 billion years ago, a provocative speculation is that oxygenation of the atmosphere conferred an adaptive advantage on organisms with a redox-based clock." Mya=million years ago.
Entered by Uri M
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