Cyanophora paradoxa genome elucidates origin of photosynthesis in algae and plants

Price, Dana C., Chan, Cheong Xin, Yoon, Hwan Su, Yang, Eun Chan, Qiu, Huan, Weber, Andreas P. M., Schwacke, Rainer, Gross, Jeferson, Blouin, Nicolas A., Lane, Chris, Reyes-Prieto, Adrian, Durnford, Dion G., Neilson, Jonathan A. D., Lang, B. Franz, Burger, Gertraud, Steiner, Jurgen M., Loffelhardt, Wolfgang, Meuser, Jonathan E., Posewitz, Matthew C., Ball, Steven, Arias, Maria Cecilia, Henrissat, Bernard, Coutinho, Pedro M., Rensing, Stefan A., Symeonidi, Aikaterini, Doddapaneni, Harshavardhan, Green, Beverley R., Rajah, Veeran D., Boore, Jeffrey and Bhattacharya, Debashish (2012) Cyanophora paradoxa genome elucidates origin of photosynthesis in algae and plants. Science, 335 6070: 843-847. doi:10.1126/science.1213561

Author Price, Dana C.
Chan, Cheong Xin
Yoon, Hwan Su
Yang, Eun Chan
Qiu, Huan
Weber, Andreas P. M.
Schwacke, Rainer
Gross, Jeferson
Blouin, Nicolas A.
Lane, Chris
Reyes-Prieto, Adrian
Durnford, Dion G.
Neilson, Jonathan A. D.
Lang, B. Franz
Burger, Gertraud
Steiner, Jurgen M.
Loffelhardt, Wolfgang
Meuser, Jonathan E.
Posewitz, Matthew C.
Ball, Steven
Arias, Maria Cecilia
Henrissat, Bernard
Coutinho, Pedro M.
Rensing, Stefan A.
Symeonidi, Aikaterini
Doddapaneni, Harshavardhan
Green, Beverley R.
Rajah, Veeran D.
Boore, Jeffrey
Bhattacharya, Debashish
Title Cyanophora paradoxa genome elucidates origin of photosynthesis in algae and plants
Journal name Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0036-8075
Publication date 2012-02
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1126/science.1213561
Volume 335
Issue 6070
Start page 843
End page 847
Total pages 5
Place of publication Washington, DC, United States
Publisher American Association for the Advancement of Science
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The primary endosymbiotic origin of the plastid in eukaryotes more than 1 billion years ago led to the evolution of algae and plants. We analyzed draft genome and transcriptome data from the basally diverging alga Cyanophora paradoxa and provide evidence for a single origin of the primary plastid in the eukaryote supergroup Plantae. C. paradoxa retains ancestral features of starch biosynthesis, fermentation, and plastid protein translocation common to plants and algae but lacks typical eukaryotic light-harvesting complex proteins. Traces of an ancient link to parasites such as Chlamydiae were found in the genomes of C. paradoxa and other Plantae. Apparently, Chlamydia-like bacteria donated genes that allow export of photosynthate from the plastid and its polymerization into storage polysaccharide in the cytosol.
Keyword Plastid Endosymbiosis
Protein Translocation
Ancient Origin
Common Origin
Green Plants
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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