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Genome Biol. 2005;6(5):110. Epub 2005 Apr 29.

Why genes persist in organelle genomes.

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  • 1Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Stockholm University, S106 91, Sweden.

Abstract

Mitochondria and plastids (including chloroplasts) have a small but vital genetic coding capacity, but what are the properties of some genes that dictate that they must remain encoded in organelles?

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