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Curr Biol. 2004 Jul 13;14(13):R514-6.

Evolution: red algal genome affirms a common origin of all plastids.

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Plant Cell Biology Research Centre, School of Botany, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia.

Abstract

Photosynthetic organelles (plastids) come in many forms and were originally thought to have multiple origins. The complete genome of the thermophilic red alga Cyanidioschizon merolae provides further evidence that all plastids derive from a single endosymbiotic event more than 600 million years ago.

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15242632
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10.1016/j.cub.2004.06.041
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