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Kingdom Chromista and its eight phyla: a new synthesis emphasising periplastid protein targeting, cytoskeletal and periplastid evolution, and ancient divergences

Thomas Cavalier-Smith
2017 Protoplasma  
In 1981 I established kingdom Chromista, distinguished from Plantae because of its more complex chloroplast-associated membrane topology and rigid tubular multipartite ciliary hairs.  ...  I explain chromist origin from ancestral corticates and neokaryotes, reappraising tertiary symbiogenesis; a chromist cytoskeletal synapomorphy, a bypassing microtubule band dextral to both centrioles,  ...  Compliance with ethical standards Conflict of interest The author declares he has no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s00709-017-1147-3 pmid:28875267 pmcid:PMC5756292 fatcat:ucoaxote6zg7vdneo5hosmvapq

Software Replica of Minimal Living Processes

Hugues Bersini
2010 Origins of life and evolution of the biosphere  
Minimal life begins at the intersection of a series of processes which need to be isolated, differentiated and duplicated as such in computers.  ...  Since John Von Neumann and Alan Turing pioneering works on self-replication and morphogenesis, proponents of artificial life have chosen to resolutely neglecting a lot of materialistic and quantitative  ...  Acknowledgements I am indebted to Professor Albert Eschenmoser for several conversations regarding some of the issues described here. Support from CONACYT-Mexico (project 50520-Q) to A.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11084-010-9190-5 pmid:20204519 fatcat:m46uvtkpnbh7bhjzmwctk4q43e