WHEELIS, Mark L.
Towards a natural system of organisms: Proposal for the domains Archaea, Bacteria, and Eucarya.Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. (USA), 87, 4576-4579, 1990.
(Order of authorship in the original publication: Woese, Kandler, Wheelis.) Introduction of the three-domain biological classification system that divides cellular life into three forms or domains: Archaea, Bacteria, and Eukarya. Archaea and bacteria are prokaryotic microorganisms, or single-celled organisms, the cells of which have no nucleus. The Eukarya domain includes all life that has a nucleus and membrane-bound organelles, and multicellular organisms
Subjects: BIOLOGY › TAXONOMY › Classification of Cellular Life, MICROBIOLOGY