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Curr Biol. 2000 Nov 30;10(23):R866-8.

Evolutionary genomics: is Buchnera a bacterium or an organelle?

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  • Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, B3H 4H7., Nova Scotia, Canada. joanders@is.dal.ca


The first genome sequence of an intracellular bacterial symbiont of a eukaryotic cell has been determined. The Buchnera genome shares features with the genomes of both intracellular pathogenic bacteria and eukaryotic organelles, and it may represent an intermediate between the two.

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