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Genome Biol. 2001;2(6):REVIEWS1018. Epub 2001 Jun 5.

The origin and early evolution of mitochondria.

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  • 1Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4H7, Canada. M.W.Gray@dal.ca

Abstract

Complete sequences of numerous mitochondrial, many prokaryotic, and several nuclear genomes are now available. These data confirm that the mitochondrial genome originated from a eubacterial (specifically alpha-proteobacterial) ancestor but raise questions about the evolutionary antecedents of the mitochondrial proteome.

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