DNA is present in the nucleomorph of cryptomonads: Further evidence that the chloroplast evolved from a eukaryotic endosymbiont

@article{Ludwig2005DNAIP,
  title={DNA is present in the nucleomorph of cryptomonads: Further evidence that the chloroplast evolved from a eukaryotic endosymbiont},
  author={Martha Ludwig and Sarah P. Gibbs},
  journal={Protoplasma},
  year={2005},
  volume={127},
  pages={9-20}
}
The nucleomorph is a unique self-replicating organelle which is invariably present in the periplastidal compartment of cryptomonads. The nucleomorph ofCryptomonas abbreviata is located in a groove on the inner face of the pyrenoid. When JB-4-embedded sections ofC. abbreviata are stained with 4′-6-diamidino-2-phenylindole (DAPI), the nucleomorph exhibits a… CONTINUE READING