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  • Last Universal Common Ancestor had a complex cellular structure

    A new study suggests the ancestor of all living things was more complex than once thought. The research team included (from left) entomology professor James Whitfield, crop sciences professor Gustavo Caetano-Anolls and crop sciences professor Manfredo Seufferheld.

    A new study suggests the ancestor of all living things was more complex than once thought. The research team included (from left) entomology professor James Whitfield, crop sciences professor Gustavo Caetano-Anolls and crop sciences professor Manfredo Seufferheld.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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  • Editor's note: To contact Manfredo Seufferheld, call 217-333-6505; email seufferh@illinois.edu.
    To reach Gustavo Caetano-Anollés, call 217-333-8172; email gca@illinois.edu. To reach James Whitfield, call 217-333-2567; email jwhitfie@illinois.edu.

    The paper, “Evolution of Vacuolar Proton Pyrophosphatase Domains and Volutin Granules: Clues Into the Early Evolutionary Origin of the Acidocalcisomes,” is available from the U. of I. News Bureau.