Ancient Invasions: From Endosymbionts to Organelles

  title={Ancient Invasions: From Endosymbionts to Organelles},
  author={S. Dyall and M. T. Brown and P. Johnson},
  pages={253 - 257}
  • S. Dyall, M. T. Brown, P. Johnson
  • Published 2004
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Science
  • The acquisitions of mitochondria and plastids were important events in the evolution of the eukaryotic cell, supplying it with compartmentalized bioenergetic and biosynthetic factories. Ancient invasions by eubacteria through symbiosis more than a billion years ago initiated these processes. Advances in geochemistry, molecular phylogeny, and cell biology have offered insight into complex molecular events that drove the evolution of endosymbionts into contemporary organelles. In losing their… CONTINUE READING
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