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Curr Biol. 2006 Dec 19;16(24):R1033-5.

Algal genomics: exploring the imprint of endosymbiosis.

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  • 1The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Program in Evolutionary Biology, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University, Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. jmarchib@dal.ca

Abstract

The nuclear genomes of photosynthetic eukaryotes are littered with genes derived from the cyanobacterial progenitor of modern-day plastids. A genomic analysis of Cyanophora paradoxa - a deeply diverged unicellular alga - suggests that the abundance and functional diversity of nucleus-encoded genes of cyanobacterial origin differs in plants and algae.

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