What Was the Ancestor of Everything? (feat. PBS Space Time and It’s Okay To Be Smart)

Published on April 18, 2018
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Captions provided by CCTubes – Captioning the Internet! Check out It’s Okay To Be Smart’s video for more about the origins of life on earth: https://youtu.be/_uAJY1mqtw4
And check out PBS Space Time’s video on the physics of life: https://youtu.be/GcfLZSL7YGw

The search for our origins go back to a single common ancestor — one that remains shrouded in mystery. It’s the ancestor of everything we know and today scientists call it the last universal common ancestor, or LUCA.

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References:
https://www.nature.com/articles/nmicrobiol2016116
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/26/science/last-universal-ancestor.html
https://astrobiology.nasa.gov/news/looking-for-luca-the-last-universal-common-ancestor/
http://microbialcell.com/researcharticles/physiology-phylogeny-and-luca/
http://www.actionbioscience.org/evolution/poolepaper.html
http://we.vub.ac.be/~dglg/Web/Teaching/Les/Discussions/Pre-biotic/Moreira-LUCA.pdf
http://www.mdpi.com/2075-1729/7/2/27/htm
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11084-017-9542-5
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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15035042
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https://biologydirect.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1745-6150-8-32
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0923250805002676
https://www.saylor.org/content/BIO_Kimball/users.rcn.com/jkimball.ma.ultranet/BiologyPages/G/GenomeSizes.html

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