TITLE

Evolutionary genomics: Algae's complex origins

AUTHOR(S)
Gould, Sven B.
PUB. DATE
December 2012
SOURCE
Nature;12/6/2012, Vol. 492 Issue 7427, p46
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a report on the nuclear-genome sequences of unicellular algae Guillardia theta and Bigelowiella natans which are derivatives of symbiotic relationship between multiple cells. The genome sequences are the final pieces in a long-standing puzzle enriches the understanding of how this arrangement evolved and how the cells are managing its intricate biochemistry. It also implies that the presence of nucleomorph-plastid complex prevents gene transfer in a cell.
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83859491

 

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