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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 ...
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 ...