A New Lineage of Eukaryotes Illuminates Early Mitochondrial Genome Reduction

@article{Janoukovec2017ANL,
  title={A New Lineage of Eukaryotes Illuminates Early Mitochondrial Genome Reduction},
  author={Jan Janou{\vs}kovec and Denis V. Tikhonenkov and Fabien Burki and Alexis T. Howe and Forest Rohwer and Alexander P. Mylnikov and Patrick J. Keeling},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2017},
  volume={27},
  pages={3717-3724.e5}
}
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