Chloroplast evolution from photobacteria to endosymbiotic organelles of eukaryotes

@article{Stadnichuk2006ChloroplastEF,
  title={Chloroplast evolution from photobacteria to endosymbiotic organelles of eukaryotes},
  author={Igor N. Stadnichuk},
  journal={Origins of life and evolution of the biosphere},
  year={2006},
  volume={19},
  pages={427-428}
}
A phylogenetic scheme for the main lines of photosynthetic eukaryotes is proposed basing on the endosymbiont theory of chloroplast origin. The major phylogenetic markers considered for photosynthetic organelles are pigment-protein complexes and chloroplastal membrane organization. The symbiogenesis theory is shown to call for not just assimilation of… CONTINUE READING