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Monophyly of Primary Photosynthetic Eukaryotes: Green Plants, Red Algae, and Glaucophytes
The tree of eukaryotes.
Mitochondrial genomes: anything goes.
The origin and early evolution of mitochondria
Complete sequences of numerous mitochondrial, many prokaryotic, and several nuclear genomes are now available and confirm that the mitochondrial genome originated from a eubacterial ancestor but raise questions about the evolutionary antecedents of the mitochondrial proteome.
An ancestral mitochondrial DNA resembling a eubacterial genome in miniature
Feature of gene content together with eubacterial characteristics of genome organization and expression not found before in mitochondrial genomes indicate that R. americana mtDNA more closely resembles the ancestral proto-mitochondrial genome than any other mtDNA investigated to date.
Mitochondrial genome evolution and the origin of eukaryotes.
Defining more precisely the alpha-proteobacterial ancestry of the mitochondrial genome, and the contribution of the endosymbiotic event to the nuclear genome, will be essential for a full understanding of the origin and evolution of the eukaryotic cell as a whole.
Strikingly Bacteria-Like and Gene-Rich Mitochondrial Genomes throughout Jakobid Protists
Phylogenetic analysis with mtDNA-encoded proteins strongly supports monophyly of jakobids with Andalucia as the deepest divergence, however, it remains unclear which α-proteobacterial group is the closest mitochondrial relative.
The Closest Unicellular Relatives of Animals
Genomic Analysis of the Basal Lineage Fungus Rhizopus oryzae Reveals a Whole-Genome Duplication
The order and genomic arrangement of the duplicated gene pairs and their common phylogenetic origin provide evidence for an ancestral whole-genome duplication (WGD) event that resulted in the expansion of multiple gene families related to cell growth and signal transduction, as well as secreted aspartic protease and subtilase protein families, which are known fungal virulence factors.