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Biochemistry and Evolution of Anaerobic Energy Metabolism in Eukaryotes
SUMMARY Major insights into the phylogenetic distribution, biochemistry, and evolutionary significance of organelles involved in ATP synthesis (energy metabolism) in eukaryotes that thrive inExpand
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Red and Problematic Green Phylogenetic Signals among Thousands of Nuclear Genes from the Photosynthetic and Apicomplexa-Related Chromera velia
The photosynthetic and basal apicomplexan Chromera velia was recently described, expanding the membership of this otherwise nonphotosynthetic group of parasite protists. Apicomplexans are alveolatesExpand
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Massively Convergent Evolution for Ribosomal Protein Gene Content in Plastid and Mitochondrial Genomes
Plastid and mitochondrial genomes have undergone parallel evolution to encode the same functional set of genes. These encode conserved protein components of the electron transport chain in theirExpand
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Plastid-bearing sea slugs fix CO2 in the light but do not require photosynthesis to survive
Several sacoglossan sea slugs (Plakobranchoidea) feed upon plastids of large unicellular algae. Four species—called long-term retention (LtR) species—are known to sequester ingested plastids withinExpand
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Tetrahymena Expresses More than a Hundred Proteins with Lipid‐binding MORN Motifs that can Differ in their Subcellular Localisations
Proteins with membrane occupation and recognition nexus (MORN) motifs are associated with cell fission in apicomplexan parasites, chloroplast division in Arabidopsis and the motility of sperm cells.Expand
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Deep sequencing of Trichomonas vaginalis during the early infection of vaginal epithelial cells and amoeboid transition.
The human pathogen Trichomonas vaginalis has the largest protozoan genome known, potentially encoding approximately 60,000 proteins. To what degree these genes are expressed is not well known andExpand
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A novel eukaryotic denitrification pathway in foraminifera
Summary Benthic foraminifera are unicellular eukaryotes inhabiting sediments of aquatic environments. Several species were shown to store and use nitrate for complete denitrification, a unique energyExpand
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Segregational Drift and the Interplay between Plasmid Copy Number and Evolvability
Abstract The ubiquity of plasmids in all prokaryotic phyla and habitats and their ability to transfer between cells marks them as prominent constituents of prokaryotic genomes. Many plasmids areExpand
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The actin‐based machinery of Trichomonas vaginalis mediates flagellate‐amoeboid transition and migration across host tissue
Trichomonas vaginalis is the most widespread non‐viral pathogen of the human urogenital tract, infecting ∼ 3% of the world's population annually. At the onset of infection the protist changesExpand
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Why It Is Time to Look Beyond Algal Genes in Photosynthetic Slugs
Eukaryotic organelles depend on nuclear genes to perpetuate their biochemical integrity. This is true for mitochondria in all eukaryotes and plastids in plants and algae. Then how do kleptoplasts,Expand
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