Plastid origin and evolution: New models provide insights into old problems

Chan, Cheong Xin, Gross, Jeferson, Yoon, Hwan Su and Bhattacharya, Debashish (2011) Plastid origin and evolution: New models provide insights into old problems. Plant Physiology, 155 4: 1552-1560. doi:10.1104/pp.111.173500

Author Chan, Cheong Xin
Gross, Jeferson
Yoon, Hwan Su
Bhattacharya, Debashish
Title Plastid origin and evolution: New models provide insights into old problems
Journal name Plant Physiology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0032-0889
Publication date 2011-04-01
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1104/pp.111.173500
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 155
Issue 4
Start page 1552
End page 1560
Total pages 9
Place of publication Rockville, MD, United States
Publisher American Society of Plant Biologists
Language eng
Abstract Algae are defined by their photosynthetic organelles (plastids) that have had multiple independent origins in different phyla. These instances of organelle transfer significantly complicate inference of the tree of life for eukaryotes because the intracellular gene transfer (endosymbiotic gene transfer [EGT]) associated with each round of endosymbiosis generates highly chimeric algal nuclear genomes. In this Update we review the current state in the field of endosymbiosis research with a focus on the use of the photosynthetic amoeba Paulinella to advance our knowledge of plastid evolution and current ideas about the origin of the plastid translocons. These research areas have been revolutionized by the advent of modern genomic approaches.
Keyword Primary Photosynthetic Eukaryotes
Inner Envelope Membrane
Red Algae
Paulinella Chromatophora
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Grant ID EF 08-27023
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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