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Cellular division strategy shared across all domains of life

January 2, 2018

The three domains of life -- archaea, bacteria and eukarya -- may have more in common than previously thought. Over the past several years, Harvard University researchers have been studying how cells regulate size. In previous studies, researchers found that E. coli (bacteria) and budding yeast (eukaryote) use the same cellular mechanisms to ensure uniform cell sizes within a population. Now, the team found that archaea use the very same mechanism.Full Story

Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

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