Why is archaea important?

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Apr 30, 2017

Archaea possibly hold answers to key questions related to eukaryotic evolution.


Archaea though similar in shape and size to bacteria have many genes in common with eukaryotes.Also they have metabolic pathways that are similar to eukaryotic pathways.Notably closely related are the enzymes involved in trancription and translation. More studies on archaea would fill up the gaps in knowledge about eukaryotic evolution.