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Perspectives on archaeal diversity, thermophily and monophyly from environmental rRNA sequences.
Phylogenetic analysis of ribosomal RNA sequences obtained from uncultivated organisms of a hot spring in Yellowstone National Park reveals several novel groups of Archaea, many of which diverged fromExpand
Investigating Deep Phylogenetic Relationships among Cyanobacteria and Plastids by Small Subunit rRNA Sequence Analysis 1
Small subunit rRNA sequence data were generated for 27 strains of cyanobacteria and incorporated into a phylogenetic analysis of 1,377 aligned sequence positions, finding all plastids cluster as a strongly supported monophyletic group arising near the root of the cyanobacterial line of descent. Expand
Horizontal gene transfer in eukaryotic evolution
The number of well-supported cases of transfer from both prokaryotes and eukaryotes, many with significant functional implications, is now expanding rapidly and major recent trends include the important role of HGT in adaptation to certain specialized niches and the highly variable impact of H GT in different lineages. Expand
Function and evolution of a minimal plastid genome from a nonphotosynthetic parasitic plant.
Complete nucleotide sequencing shows that the plastid genome of Epifagus virginiana, a nonphotosynthetic parasitic flowering plant, lacks all genes for photosynthesis and chlororespiration found inExpand
Evolution of mitochondrial gene content: gene loss and transfer to the nucleus.
  • K. Adams, J. Palmer
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Molecular phylogenetics and evolution
  • 1 December 2003
All animals, some plants, and certain other groups of eukaryotes are mired in profound stases in mitochondrial gene content, whereas other lineages have experienced relatively frequent gene loss. Expand
The draft genome of the transgenic tropical fruit tree papaya (Carica papaya Linnaeus)
Papaya offers numerous advantages as a system for fruit-tree functional genomics, and this draft genome sequence provides the foundation for revealing the basis of Carica’s distinguishing morpho-physiological, medicinal and nutritional properties. Expand
A Plastid of Probable Green Algal Origin in Apicomplexan Parasites
Observations indicate that the Apicomplexa acquired a plastid by secondary endosymbiosis, probably from a green alga. Expand
Insights into the evolution of mitochondrial genome size from complete sequences of Citrullus lanatus and Cucurbita pepo (Cucurbitaceae).
The mitochondrial genomes of Citrullus lanatus and Cucurbita pepo are sequenced--the two smallest characterized cucurbit mitochondrial genomes--and their RNA editing content is determined and it is found that Cuculbita has a significantly higher synonymous substitution rate (and presumably mutation rate) than Citrulla but comparable levels of RNA editing. Expand
Comparative organization of chloroplast genomes.
  • J. Palmer
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Annual review of genetics
  • 1985
Seed plant phylogeny inferred from all three plant genomes: monophyly of extant gymnosperms and origin of Gnetales from conifers.
The Gnetales may be viewed as extremely divergent conifers, and the many morphological similarities between angiosperms and G netales arose independently. Expand