Very Old Dna, Very Old

a: Archea ~
b: reading an ancient Phoenician alphabet

What: "Analyzing DNA is rather like looking at ancient texts written in an alphabet, and reading the "alphabet" of Archaea is like reading an ancient Phoenician alphabet - simpler in many ways, with strong evidence that it was an older form of life. Archaea, as its name suggests, is very old - perhaps as old as the first bacteria, but certainly much older than even the simplest multi-celled organisms."

Writer: Not Stated
Date: Apr 30 2013 1:05 PM

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