Chromatophore Genome Sequence of Paulinella Sheds Light on Acquisition of Photosynthesis by Eukaryotes

  title={Chromatophore Genome Sequence of Paulinella Sheds Light on Acquisition of Photosynthesis by Eukaryotes},
  author={Eva C. M. Nowack and M. Melkonian and G. Gl{\"o}ckner},
  journal={Current Biology},
  • Eva C. M. Nowack, M. Melkonian, G. Glöckner
  • Published 2008
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Current Biology
  • BACKGROUND It is commonly accepted that a single primary endosymbiosis gave rise to the photosynthetic organelles of plants, the plastids. Recently, we presented evidence that photosynthetic inclusions, termed "chromatophores," present in the filose thecamoeba Paulinella chromatophora originated from an independent, more recent primary endosymbiotic event. To clarify metabolic capabilities of the chromatophore and its state of integration into the host, we present here the complete genome… CONTINUE READING

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