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Are algal genes in nonphotosynthetic protists evidence of historical plastid endosymbioses?
(East Carolina University, 2009)
Background: How photosynthetic organelles, or plastids, were acquired by diverse eukaryotes is among the most hotly debated topics in broad scale eukaryotic evolution. The history of plastid endosymbioses commonly is ...
Inbreeding Depression and Mixed Mating in Leptosiphon jepsonii: A Comparison of Three Populations
(East Carolina University, 2006-08)
Background and Aims: Inbreeding depression is thought to play a central role in the evolution and maintenance of cross-fertilization. Theory indicates that inbreeding depression can be purged with self-fertilization, ...