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Genome Biol. 2003;4(3):209. Epub 2003 Mar 3.

Genomics and chloroplast evolution: what did cyanobacteria do for plants?

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  • 1Division of Environmental and Applied Biology, University of Dundee, Dundee DD1 4HN, UK. j.a.raven@dundee.ac.uk

Abstract

The complete genome sequences of cyanobacteria and of the higher plant Arabidopsis thaliana leave no doubt that the plant chloroplast originated, through endosymbiosis, from a cyanobacterium. But the genomic legacy of cyanobacterial ancestry extends far beyond the chloroplast itself, and persists in organisms that have lost chloroplasts completely.

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