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Trends Genet. 1989 Sep;5(9):294-9.

The evolutionary origins of organelles.

Abstract

Analysis of organellar genomes strongly supports the idea that chloroplasts and mitochondria originated in evolution as eubacteria-like endosymbionts, whose closest contemporaries are cyanobacteria and purple photosynthetic bacteria, respectively. However, there is still much debate about whether a single endosymbiotic event or multiple ones gave rise to each organelle in different eukaryotes, and considerable uncertainty about what has happened to the genomes of chloroplasts and mitochondria since their appearance in the eukaryotic cell.

PMID:
2686121
DOI:
10.1016/0168-9525(89)90111-x
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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