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Re: Dinofarts / Sauropod methane emissions
David Marjanovic <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> As Erik Boehm just explained, the second hypothesis is indistinguishable
> from the endosymbiotic origin of the mitochondria:
The initial symbiotic association may not necessarily have been
_endo_symbiotic. It could have began as a syntrophic consortium of
bacterial and archaeal cells followed by cytoplasmic fusion and genome
extinction - rather than one cell being taken up inside another (as
proposed for the origin of mitochondria and chloroplasts via
> I don't think I've ever seen Bacteria and Archaea depicted as sister-groups,
> except maybe to illustrate an ancient classification that had
> "Archaebacteria" and "Eubacteria".
Yes, me too. Not since the advent of molecular phylogenetics.