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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.


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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