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Volume 2012, Article ID 479824, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1100/2012/479824
Research Article

Some Problems in Proving the Existence of the Universal Common Ancestor of Life on Earth

1School of Life Sciences, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China
2Department of Statistical Modeling, Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Tokyo 190-8562, Japan

Received 31 October 2011; Accepted 8 December 2011

Academic Editor: Yidong Bai

Copyright © 2012 Takahiro Yonezawa and Masami Hasegawa. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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