From extracellular to intracellular: the establishment of mitochondria and chloroplasts

  title={From extracellular to intracellular: the establishment of mitochondria and chloroplasts},
  author={Jean M. Whatley and Philip John and Frederick Robert Whatley},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B. Biological Sciences},
  pages={165 - 187}
Paracoccus and Rhodopseudomonas are unusual among bacteria in having a majority of the biochemical features of mitochondria; blue-green algae have many of the features of chloroplasts. The theory of serial endo-symbiosis proposes that a primitive eukaryote successively took up bacteria and blue-green algae to yield mitochondria and chloroplasts respectively. Possible characteristics of transitional forms are indicated both by the primitive amoeba, Pelomyxa, which lacks mitochondria but contains… 

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