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Neomura is a clade composed of the two domains of life of Archaea and Eukaryota. The adjectival form is Neomuran , and a single individual from the group is called a Neomuran. Thomas Cavalier-Smith states, "Eukaryotes and archaebacteria form the clade neomura and are sisters, as shown decisively by genes fragmented only in archaebacteria and by many sequence trees. The Neomura are a very diverse group, containing all of the multicellular species, as well as all of the most extremophilic species, but they all share certain molecular characteristics.
All Neomurans have histones to help with chromosome packaging, and most have introns. All use the molecule methionine as the initiator amino acid for protein synthesis Bacteria use formylmethionine. When Carl Woese first published his three-domain system , it was believed that the domains Bacteria , Archaea, and Eukarya were equally old and equally related on the tree of life.
However certain evidence began to suggest that Eukarya and Archaea were more closely related to each other than either was to Bacteria. This evidence included the common use of cholesterols and proteasomes , which are complex molecules not found in most bacteria.
So, it was thought that there were two branches of life: Bacteria, and Neomura. But recently, Cavalier-Smith showed evidence that Neomura evolved from Bacteria. The strongest evidence is that all known eukaryotes have mitochondria, which almost certainly evolved through endosymbiosis with an alpha-proteobacteria a highly evolved group of bacteria.
If Eukarya is as old as Bacteria, it almost certainly would have branched during the many millions of years it took for Bacteria to evolve the aerobic respiration performed by mitochondria, and some eukaryotes would have evolved without mitochondria. A smaller but important piece of evidence is that the cholesterols and proteasomes found in Neomura are also found in Actinobacteria , perhaps the most highly evolved Bacteria.
Molecules of this complexity are unlikely to evolve more than once in separate branches, so either there was a horizontal transfer of those two pathways, or Neomura evolved from this particular branch of the bacterial tree.
This theory of Neomuran evolution is shown in the image to the right. Wikimedia Foundation. Neomura — Methylococcus capsulatus bacterie. Arbre phylogenetique du vivant suite 2. We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.
This article is about a taxonomic rank not followed by the majority of the scientific community. For more accepted classification, see Bacterial phyla. Neomura Temporal range: Paleoarchean—Recent [ 1 ] Had'n. Archaeplastida , or Plantae sensu lato. Hacrobia , or non-SAR chromalveolata. Categories: Phylogenetics. Mark and share Search through all dictionaries Translate… Search Internet. Hirudo medicinalis , a leech Eukaryota: Animalia. Domain Archaea Domain Eukaryota. Contents 1 Morphology 2 History 3 References 4 Further reading.
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Generalmente poseen una pared celular compuesta de peptidoglicano. Algunas bacterias pueden incluso sobrevivir en las condiciones extremas del espacio exterior. Estos dominios evolutivos se denominan Bacteria y Archaea arqueas. La existencia de microorganismos fue conjeturada a finales de la Edad Media. Los seres vivos se dividen actualmente en tres dominios : bacterias Bacteria , arqueas Archaea y eucariontes Eukarya.