Soliciting opinions on paper "A congruent phylogenomic signal places eukaryotes within the Archaea"

Been reading this paper which I posted about to Twitter recently: A congruent phylogenomic signal places eukaryotes within the Archaea.  It is very interesting.  Not sure what to make of it though.  So – in contrast to my normal ways of putting my ideas out there first and asking for / hoping for comment I thought – let’s mix things up.  So – I am soliciting comments from people BEFORE I write down my comments.  Any ideas / thoughts / comments would be welcome.

Full citation:

Proc Biol Sci. 2012 Dec 22;279(1749):4870-9. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2012.1795. Epub 2012 Oct 24.
A congruent phylogenomic signal places eukaryotes within the Archaea.
Williams TA, Foster PG, Nye TM, Cox CJ, Embley TM.

Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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