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It’s out! Our paper “Marine Sediments Illuminate Chlamydiae Diversity and Evolution” was published in @CurrentBiology today! Below a thread with major highlights 1/11

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Big thanks to fantastic co-authors! Celebrating with @DanielTamarit, @eme_laura, @cstairs, @JoranMartijn, @hfixou, Steffen Jørgensen, @anjspa1, and @Ettema_lab. Work done @MolEvoUpp, @MIB_WUR, and @uibgeo.

For a visual summary, check out our graphical abstract 2/11
In short: Phylogenetically diverse new lineages of #Chlamydiae (a bacterial phylum which includes the pathogen #Chlamydia) are abundant and active in deep #anoxic #marine #sediments taken from near Loki’s Castle #hydrothermal vent field 3/11
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"Life did not invent #DNA."

Experimental support for the #hotsprings hypothesis for life's origin: David Deamer of @ucsc on nucleic acid polymerization in the wet-dry cycling of Darwin's "warm little pond," powered by #geothermal. Lab results confirmed in #hydrothermal pools.
From "boring statistical partitioning" in the fission of early protocells to the complex #homeostasis-driven #mitosis of the cells we know - Doron Lancet of @WeizmannInstSci on the gradient between closure of #autocatalysis #networks to complex regulatory mechanisms of #biology.
"Life is an integrated nested network of dynamic #kinetic cycles."

Addy Pross emphasizes the importance of motion to the persistent forms of self-organizing #complexsystems at SFI today
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