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The Genome of the Diatom Thalassiosira Pseudonana: Ecology, Evolution, and Metabolism
Diatoms are unicellular algae with plastids acquired by secondary endosymbiosis. They are responsible for ∼20% of global carbon fixation. We report the 34 million–base pair draft nuclear genome ofExpand
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The Phaeodactylum genome reveals the evolutionary history of diatom genomes
Diatoms are photosynthetic secondary endosymbionts found throughout marine and freshwater environments, and are believed to be responsible for around one-fifth of the primary productivity on Earth.Expand
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A photosynthetic alveolate closely related to apicomplexan parasites
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A common red algal origin of the apicomplexan, dinoflagellate, and heterokont plastids
The discovery of a nonphotosynthetic plastid in malaria and other apicomplexan parasites has sparked a contentious debate about its evolutionary origin. Molecular data have led to conflictingExpand
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Evolution and metabolic significance of the urea cycle in photosynthetic diatoms
Diatoms dominate the biomass of phytoplankton in nutrient-rich conditions and form the basis of some of the world’s most productive marine food webs. The diatom nuclear genome contains genes withExpand
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Evolutionary and geographical history of the Leishmania donovani complex with a revision of current taxonomy
Leishmaniasis is a geographically widespread severe disease, with an increasing incidence of two million cases per year and 350 million people from 88 countries at risk. The causative agents areExpand
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Evolutionary Origins and Functions of the Carotenoid Biosynthetic Pathway in Marine Diatoms
Carotenoids are produced by all photosynthetic organisms, where they play essential roles in light harvesting and photoprotection. The carotenoid biosynthetic pathway of diatoms is largely unstudied,Expand
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Chromerid genomes reveal the evolutionary path from photosynthetic algae to obligate intracellular parasites
The eukaryotic phylum Apicomplexa encompasses thousands of obligate intracellular parasites of humans and animals with immense socio-economic and health impacts. We sequenced nuclear genomes ofExpand
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Algal genomes reveal evolutionary mosaicism and the fate of nucleomorphs
Cryptophyte and chlorarachniophyte algae are transitional forms in the widespread secondary endosymbiotic acquisition of photosynthesis by engulfment of eukaryotic algae. Unlike most secondaryExpand
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A photosynthetic alveolate closely related to apicomplexan parasites
Many parasitic Apicomplexa, such as Plasmodium falciparum, contain an unpigmented chloroplast remnant termed the apicoplast, which is a target for malaria treatment. However, no close relative ofExpand
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