“This one-celled organism hunts and eats bacteria as an amoeba, swims around looking for a better environment as a flagellate, and then hunkers down and waits for good times as a cyst,” said Simon Prochnik, a computational scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Joint Genome Institute. “It is a very rare process to go… [Read More]
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Scientists have now sequenced the genome of a weird, single-celled organism called Naegleria gruberi that is telling biologists about that transition from prokaryotes, which function just fine with all their proteins floating around in a soup, to eukaryotes, which neatly compartmentalize those proteins? The sequence, produced by the Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (JGI),… [Read More]