Origin of the Nucleus

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    • #15811
      awkko808
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      Hello,
      I searched and did not see any recent topics concerning the origin of the nucleus. I have read books that suggest the nucleus may have arose in eukaryotic cells as endosymbionts. When I speculate at how the nucleus might have otherwise originated (internal pinching off of lipid membrane) I have a hard time seeing which one would have been more likely. If anyone has any research on this or interesting insight I will definitely give a read.

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      aptitude
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      Raven’s Biology briefly mentions that the nucleus may have originated from an archaean. Some archaea have histones and similar DNA-processing enzymes, which supports this hypothesis. I haven’t seen too much research on this, though.

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      JackBean
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      nucleus should originate from endosymbiosis?

    • #108621
      aptitude
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      Well, there’s still some debate going on. I agree though, it’s kind of strange.

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