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Genome sequence of the ultrasmall unicellular red alga Cyanidioschyzon merolae 10D
Small, compact genomes of ultrasmall unicellular algae provide information on the basic and essential genes that support the lives of photosynthetic eukaryotes, including higher plants. Here weExpand
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A 100%-complete sequence reveals unusually simple genomic features in the hot-spring red alga Cyanidioschyzon merolae
BackgroundAll previously reported eukaryotic nuclear genome sequences have been incomplete, especially in highly repeated units and chromosomal ends. Because repetitive DNA is important for manyExpand
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Fis1 acts as a mitochondrial recruitment factor for TBC1D15 that is involved in regulation of mitochondrial morphology
Summary In yeast, C-tail-anchored mitochondrial outer membrane protein Fis1 recruits the mitochondrial-fission-regulating GTPase Dnm1 to mitochondrial fission sites. However, the function of itsExpand
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Organelle nuclei in higher plants: structure, composition, function, and evolution.
Plant cells have two distinct types of energy-converting organelles: plastids and mitochondria. These organelles have their own DNAs and are regarded as descendants of endosymbiotic prokaryotes. TheExpand
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An Arabidopsis homolog of the bacterial peptidoglycan synthesis enzyme MurE has an essential role in chloroplast development.
Enzymes encoded by bacterial MurE genes catalyze the ATP-dependent formation of uridine diphosphate-N-acetylmuramic acid-tripeptide in bacterial peptidoglycan biosynthesis. The Arabidopsis thalianaExpand
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Characterization of a chloroplast isoform of serine acetyltransferase from the thermo-acidiphilic red alga Cyanidioschyzon merolae.
We isolated a gene for serine acetyltransferase (SAT), a key enzyme in sulfate assimilation, from the primitive red alga Cyanidioschyzon merolae, an inhabitant of sulfurous hot springs, andExpand
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Auxin and cytokinin have opposite effects on amyloplast development and the expression of starch synthesis genes in cultured bright yellow-2 tobacco cells.
In cultured Bright Yellow-2 (BY-2) tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) cells, the depletion of auxin (2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid) in the culture medium induces the accumulation of starch. This isExpand
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The complete DNA sequence of the mitochondrial genome of Physarum polycephalum
Abstract. The complete sequence of the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) of the true slime mold Physarum polycephalum has been determined. The mtDNA is a circular 62,862-bp molecule with an A+T content ofExpand
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ANGUSTIFOLIA, a plant homolog of CtBP/BARS, functions outside the nucleus.
CtBP/BARS is a unique protein family in having quite diversified cellular functions, intercellular localizations, and developmental roles. ANGUSTIFOLIA (AN) is the sole homolog of CtBP/BARS fromExpand
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Genes for the peptidoglycan synthesis pathway are essential for chloroplast division in moss.
The general consensus is that a cyanobacterium phagocytosed by a host cell evolved into the plastids of red and green algae, land plants, and glaucophytes. In contrast to the plastids ofExpand
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