In ancient giant viruses lies the truth behind evolution of nucleus in eukaryotic cells

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 15:40 in Biology & Nature

An exchange of genetic material that occurred when ancient giant viruses infected ancient eukaryotic cells could have caused the nucleus of the eukaryotic cell -- its defining feature -- to form. A novel evolutionary hypothesis opens doors to new discussions on the subject, bringing us one giant step closer to the truth.

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