Special Issue "Modern Phylogeny: The Three Domains of Life"

A special issue of Life (ISSN 2075-1729). This special issue belongs to the section "Life Sciences".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Kathleen Scott

Department of Biology, University of South Florida, 4202 E. Fowler Avenue, SCA 110, Tampa, Florida 33620, USA
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Interests: physiological ecology of chemolithoautotrophs; marine and freshwater biogeochemistry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Many physiological capabilities (e.g., glycolysis; phototrophy via bacteriorhodopsin) are shared among more than one of the three great domains of life, either due to inferred presence in a common ancestor, or horizontal gene transfer subsequent to domain differentiation. However, many major capabilities (eg., photosynthesis; methanogenesis; the Calvin cycle) are limited to one domain, or perhaps one phylum, and seem recalcitrant to broader distribution on the tree of life. The purpose of this issue is to provide a venue for adventuresome, yet well-reasoned, speculation about the forces driving and limiting the distribution key physiological capabilities on the tree of life. Are certain lifestyle/phylogenies inherently incompatible (methanogenic bacteria? Photosynthetic or pathogenic archaea?)? Or, is it likely that these organisms exist, but have not been detected yet? Where might we find them, if they do exist? Minireview/perspective format is welcomed.

Dr. Kathleen Scott
Guest Editor

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