Complexity of life 3.5 billion years ago?

David R. Nelson dnelson at utmem1.utmem.edu
Thu Jul 6 11:59:50 EST 1995

In article <3tf5e6$p10 at senator-bedfellow.MIT.EDU>, lluis at aaRS (Lluis Ribas)

>       Hi,
>     I would like to hear educated opinions on the following question :
>     What may have been the complexity of life on earth at the moment of
>     appearance of the eukaryota/archibacteria superkingdoms ?.
>     References on the subject would also be highly appreciatted .
>                   Thank you,  Lluis

You might want to read Christian de Duve's new book on the origin of life.
It is called "Vital Dust" and it deals with the major developments of life
as it has become more complex.  
David R. Nelson
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Biochemistry
University of Tennessee, Memphis

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