Late mitochondrial origin is pure artefact

BioRxiv : the Preprint Server for Biology
William F MartinGiddy Landan

Abstract

Pittis and Gabaldon(1) recently claimed that the mitochondrion came late in eukaryotic evolution, following an earlier phase of evolution in which the eukaryotic host lineage acquired genes from bacteria. Here we show that their paper has multiple fatal flaws founded in inappropriate statistical methods and analyses, in addition to erroneous interpretations.

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