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Photosynthetic dinoflagellates have evolved unique water-soluble light harvesting complexes known as peridinin-chlorophyll a-binding proteins (PCPs). Most species of dinoflagellates express either 14 to 17 kDa or 32 to 35 kDa mature PCP apoproteins and do so in stable combinations of isoforms that differ in isoelectric point (pI). The source(More)
Here we document introns in two Symbiodinium clades that were most likely gained following divergence of this genus from other peridinin-containing dinoflagellate lineages. Soluble peridinin-chlorophyll a-proteins (sPCP) occur in short and long forms in different species. Duplication and fusion of short sPCP genes produced long sPCP genes. All short and(More)
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