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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 ...
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 ...