View Full Version : Ancestor of All Life on Earth Had Steamy Beginning

07-27-2016, 06:10 AM
<p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/ancestor-life-earth-had-steamy-beginning-112724270.html"><img src="http://l3.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/FF7HrgEFHQSsk28.oF7LoA--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cT03NTt3PT EzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/News/LiveScience.com/yellowstone-hot-spring.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="Ancestor of All Life on Earth Had Steamy Beginning" align="left" title="Ancestor of All Life on Earth Had Steamy Beginning" border="0" /></a>The mysterious common ancestor of all life on Earth may have lived in hot springs that were iron-rich and oxygen-poor, a new study finds. The last universal common ancestor, or LUCA, is what scientists call the forerunner of all living things. To learn more about how and where LUCA might have lived, researchers analyzed 6.1 million genes from prokaryotes microscopic, single-celled organisms that lack distinct cell nuclei.</p><br clear="all"/>