Chapter 6. Evolution and the Archaea

  1. Niall A. Logan BSc, PhD

Published Online: 30 JUL 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444313949.ch6

Bacterial Systematics

Bacterial Systematics

How to Cite

Logan, N. A. (1994) Evolution and the Archaea, in Bacterial Systematics, Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444313949.ch6

Author Information

  1. Department of Biological Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JUL 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 MAR 1994

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632037759

Online ISBN: 9781444313949

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Keywords:

  • evolution and the archaea;
  • Haeckel's phylogenetic tree - animals, plants and microorganisms;
  • molecular clocks;
  • horizontal gene transfer between bacteria;
  • prokaryote evolution;
  • phylogenetic tree for bacteria and rRNA sequence;
  • Gram-positive bacteria;
  • euryarchaeota - the methanogens and halophiles;
  • extreme halophiles

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Molecular clocks

  • Interpretation of data

  • Evolution of prokaryotes

  • Conclusion