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Woese's dogma

Woese's dogma is a principle of evolutionary biology first put forth by biophysicist Carl Woese in 1977. It states that the evolution of ribosomal RNA was a necessary precursor to the evolution of modern life forms.[1] This led to the advancement of the phylogentic tree of life consisting of three domains rather than the previously accepted two.[2]

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  1. ^ Bothamley, Jennifer (2002). Dictionary of Theories. p. 557. 
  2. ^ Woese, Carl R.; Fox, George E. (1997). "Phylogenetic structure of the prokaryotic domain: The primary kingdoms". Proceedings of the National Assembly of Sciences of the United States of America 74 (11): 5088-5090. 
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