Ancestral chloroplast genome in Mesostigma viride reveals an early branch of green plant evolution

@article{Lemieux2000AncestralCG,
  title={Ancestral chloroplast genome in Mesostigma viride reveals an early branch of green plant evolution},
  author={C. Lemieux and C. Otis and M. Turmel},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2000},
  volume={403},
  pages={649-652}
}
  • C. Lemieux, C. Otis, M. Turmel
  • Published 2000
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Sequence comparisons suggest that all living green plants belong to one of two major phyla: Streptophyta (land plants and their closest green algal relatives, the charophytes); and Chlorophyta (the rest of green algae). Because no green algae are known that pre-date the Streptophyta/Chlorophyta split, and also because the earliest diverging green algae show considerable morphological variation, the nature of the unicellular flagellate ancestor of the two green plant phyla is unknown. Here we… CONTINUE READING
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