noun, plural: eubacteria
Word origin: 1935–40; eu: in scientific coinages, means “true, genuine” + bacterium.
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... the protein products of trans- ferred genes back to mitochondria. Accordingly, early transfers from the primitive mitochondrion (a fully- fledged eubacterium) would have enriched the archaebacterial-derived chromosomes of the host with a whole genome’s worth of eubacterial genes, over and over ...
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