Tuesday, February 21, 2012

More Speciation- but they are still just bacteria

The single-celled Bacteria and Archaea constitute the largest, and most successful forms of life on Earth. And, they have been for at least 3.5 billion years. For those inclined to read this sort of thing;

Hinsby Cadillo-Quiroz, Xavier Didelot, Nicole L. Held, Alfa Herrera1, Aaron Darling, Michael L. Reno, David J. Krause, Rachel J. Whitaker

Patterns of Gene Flow Define Species of Thermophilic Archaea

PLoS Biol 10(2): e1001265. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001265

The paper has relevance to origin of life studies, and speciation mechanisms.

PS: The paper rebutting creationist Joe the Surgeon is progressing. I'll submit it directly to the Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings before posting more here at Stones and Bones.

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