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The proteomic complexity and rise of the primordial ancestor of diversified life

Kyung Mo Kim and Gustavo Caetano-Anollés*

BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011, 11:140  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-140

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Probing analysis presents a problem

Brig Klyce   (2011-05-31 12:11)  Astrobiology Research Trust email

I congratulate Kim and Caetano-Anollés for a very probing analysis. But I think the conclusion presents a problem. A precellular "urancestor with functional complexity similar to that of extant life" is very hard to understand within darwinism. I expand upon this point slightly in an entry, "...more functional protein domains than the first cells!," and suggest another explanation on my blog about panspermia.

Competing interests

I have no competing interest. (But I advocate a competing theory.)

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