Divide and conquer? New insights from the ancients of the microscopic world – Phys.Org

Australian scientists have unlocked another mystery of the class of microorganisms believed to be among Earth’s oldest of life forms, throwing new light on the study of cell division and the evolution of life.
In a newly published paper in Nature Microbiology a research team from the iThree Institute at the University of Technology Sydney describes the cell division process used by the microorganism Haloferax volcanii from the archaea realm of single-celled life, which is distinct from bacteria.

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