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Proposal of the reverse flow model for the origin of the eukaryotic cell based on comparative analysis of Asgard archaeal metabolism

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Here we provide access to data that accompanies our recent article on the metabolism of the Asgard archaea, which was submitted to Nature Microbiology and is entitled: "Proposal of the reverse flow model for the origin of the eukaryotic cell based on comparative analysis of Asgard archaeal metabolism".

Authors: Anja Spang1,2,*, Courtney W. Stairs1, Nina Dombrowski2,3, Laura Eme1, Jonathan Lombard1, Eva Fernández Cáceres1, Chris Greening4, Brett J. Baker3 and Thijs J.G. Ettema1,*

1 Department of Cell- and Molecular Biology, Science for Life Laboratory, Uppsala University, SE-75123, Uppsala, Sweden

2 NIOZ, Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Department of Marine Microbiology and Biogeochemistry, and Utrecht University, P.O. Box 59, NL-1790 AB Den Burg, The Netherlands

3 Department of Marine Science, University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute, Port Aransas, TX-78373, USA

4 School of Biological Sciences, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia

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European Research Council: ERC Starting grant 310039-PUZZLE_CELL to T.J.G.E.

Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research: SSF-FFL5 to T.J.G.E

Swedish Research Council: VR grant 2015-04959 to T.J.G.E. and VR starting grant 2016-03559 to A.S.

NWO-I foundation of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research: WISE fellowship to A.S.

Marie Curie IEF European grants 625521 to A.S. and 704263 to L.E.

Wenner-Gren Foundations in Stockholm (UPD2016-0072 to J.L.

European Molecular Biology Organization: EMBO long-term fellowship ALTF-997-2015 to C.W.S

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada: to C.W.S.

Australian Research Council: DE170100310 and DP180101762 to C.G.

National Science Foundation: DEB: Systematics and Biodiversity Sciences; award number 1737298 to B.J.B.