Towards a Chronological Order of the Amino Acids

Last Common Ancestor may have Arisen from Genome Fusion
  • W. J. M. F. Collis
Part of the Cellular Origin and Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology book series (COLE, volume 7)


The origin of the genetic code and early evolution of life on earth has fascinated researchers for many decades. The recent availability of complete genome sequences provides a molecular ‘fossil record’ which can be accessed by reconstructing amino acid sequences corresponding to ancient gene duplications.


Fossil Record Genetic Code Complete Genome Sequence Chronological Order Recent Availability 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. J. M. F. Collis
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  1. 1.Boglietto (AT)Italy

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