Major eukaryote transitions
Two of the main events in the history of eukaryotes are the innovation of organelles and the change of cellular organization to become multicellular. We study second-hand plastids by inferring the evolutionary origin, genomic rearrangements and sequence evolution. The morphing of unicellular life to multicellularity are primarily studied by comparison of unicellular sisters to animals, such as Filisteria and Ichtyosporea, and early branching animal lineages such as comb jellies and sponges. We are particularly interested in the origin of the pathways of regulatory RNA, such as micro-RNA and long-noncoding RNA.
Shalchian-Tabrizi Ministeria, Bråte Svamper, Bråte Nature communication.
Maja, Inaki, Kriton, Yuji Inagaki, Kevin Peterson ++,