Gene Transfer from Bacteria and Archaea Facilitated Evolution of an Extremophilic Eukaryote

@article{Schnknecht2013GeneTF,
  title={Gene Transfer from Bacteria and Archaea Facilitated Evolution of an Extremophilic Eukaryote},
  author={Gerald Sch{\"o}nknecht and Wei-hua Chen and Chad Ternes and G. Barbier and Roshan Prakash Shrestha and Mario Stanke and Andrea Br{\"a}utigam and Brett J. Baker and Jillian F. Banfield and R. Michael Garavito and Kevin M. Carr and Curtis G. Wilkerson and Stefan A. Rensing and David Gagneul and Nicholas E Dickenson and Christine Oesterhelt and Martin J. Lercher and Andreas P. M. Weber},
  journal={Science},
  year={2013},
  volume={339},
  pages={1207 - 1210}
}
Hot, Toxic Eukaryote Unusually, the single-celled eukaryote red alga, Galdieria sulphuraria, can thrive in hot, acidic springs. This organism is endowed with extraordinary metabolic talents and can consume a variety of strange carbohydrates, as well as turn on photosynthesis when the food runs out. Schönknecht et al. (p. 1207; see the Perspective by Rocha) discerned from phylogenetic analysis of its genome that during its evolution, G. sulphuraria appears to have commandeered at least 75… Expand
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