Fresh from the PNAS press: A new approach to rooting the archaeal tree of life

Now available in the Early Edition of PNAS:

Tom Williams (University of Bristol, UK) in collaboration with, among others, the Ettema-lab reports on using integrative modeling of gene and genome evolution to root the archaeal tree of life and to resolve the metabolism of the earliest archaeal cells. This study sheds new light onto archaeal genome evolution, the deep roots of archaea and the phylogenetic placement of DPANN. 

To read the paper follow the link.