Comparative Plastid Genomics of Glaucophytes

@inproceedings{ReyesPrieto2018ComparativePG,
  title={Comparative Plastid Genomics of Glaucophytes},
  author={Adri{\'a}n Reyes-Prieto and Sarah Russell and Francisco Figueroa-Mart{\'i}nez and Christopher J Jackson},
  year={2018}
}

Plastid Genomes from Diverse Glaucophyte Genera Reveal a Largely Conserved Gene Content and Limited Architectural Diversity

TLDR
Pairwise distances estimated from 19 different plastid genes revealed that the highest sequence divergence between glaucophyte genera is frequently higher than distances between species of different classes within red algae or viridiplants.

Phylogenomic Insights into the Origin of Primary Plastids

TLDR
The effect of phylogenetic methodology, data quality, alignment trimming strategy, gene and taxon sampling, and the presence of outlier genes loci were investigated and revealed a general lack of support for host monophyly in the shorter individual datasets, but when analyzed together under rigorous data curation and complex mixture evolutionary models, the combined dataset consistently recovered the monophyl of Archaeplastida hosts.

High Sequence Divergence but Limited Architectural Rearrangements in Organelle Genomes of Cyanophora (Glaucophyta) Species

TLDR
Comparative analyses confirm that the Cyanophora mitochondrial genes accumulate substitutions at 3‐fold higher rates than plastid counterparts, suggesting that mtDNA markers are more appropriate to investigate glaucophyte diversity and evolutionary events that occur at a population level.

Cytometric Analysis of Diverse Glaucophyte Species Reveals Distinctive Signals Useful for Fluorescence-Based Detection and Sorting

TLDR
It is indicated that the peculiar autofluorescence signal of glaucophytes will facilitate further identification and isolation on novel specimens of this scarce but important algal group.

Extensive chloroplast genome rearrangement amongst three closely related Halamphora spp. (Bacillariophyceae), and evidence for rapid evolution as compared to land plants

TLDR
A comparison of Halamphora chloroplast genomes to those of land plants indicates diatom chloroplow genomes within this genus may be evolving at least ~4–7 times faster than those ofLand plants.

Direct Repeats Co-occur with Few Short Dispersed Repeats in Plastid Genome of A Spikemoss, Selaginella vardei (Selaginellaceae, Lycophyta)

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It is proposed that the unconventional DR structure, co-occurred with extremely few SDRs, plays key role in maintaining the stability of plastome, and reflects a relic of the environmental upheaval during extinction event.

Light-Harvesting in Cyanobacteria and Eukaryotic Algae: An Overview

Light harvesting is the means by which photosynthetic organisms “value-add” their ability to store solar energy in the form of organic compounds, and is one of the few ways that will lead to a

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