A cryptic algal group unveiled: a plastid biosynthesis pathway in the oyster parasite Perkinsus marinus.

@article{Matsuzaki2008ACA,
  title={A cryptic algal group unveiled: a plastid biosynthesis pathway in the oyster parasite Perkinsus marinus.},
  author={Motomichi Matsuzaki and Haruko Kuroiwa and Tsuneyoshi Kuroiwa and Kiyoshi Kita and Hisayoshi Nozaki},
  journal={Molecular biology and evolution},
  year={2008},
  volume={25 6},
  pages={1167-79}
}
Plastids are widespread in plant and algal lineages. They are also exploited by some nonphotosynthetic protists, including malarial parasites, to support their diverse modes of life. However, cryptic plastids may exist in other nonphotosynthetic protists, which could be important in studies on the diversity and evolution of plastids. The parasite Perkinsus… CONTINUE READING