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Concerted gene recruitment in early plant evolution
(East Carolina University, 2008-07)
Background: Horizontal gene transfer occurs frequently in prokaryotes and unicellular eukaryotes. Anciently acquired genes, if retained among descendants, might significantly affect the long-term evolution of the recipient ...
Did an ancient chlamydial endosymbiosis facilitate the establishment of primary plastids?
(East Carolina University, 2007-06)
Background: Ancient endosymbioses are responsible for the origins of mitochondria and plastids, and they contribute to the divergence of several major eukaryotic groups. Although chlamydiae, a group of obligate intracellular ...