Genomes at the interface between bacteria and organelles.

  title={Genomes at the interface between bacteria and organelles.},
  author={Angela E. Douglas and John A Raven},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  volume={358 1429},
  pages={5-17; discussion 517-8}
The topic of the transition of the genome of a free-living bacterial organism to that of an organelle is addressed by considering three cases. Two of these are relatively clear-cut as involving respectively organisms (cyanobacteria) and organelles (plastids). Cyanobacteria are usually free-living but some are involved in symbioses with a range of eukaryotes in which the cyanobacterial partner contributes photosynthesis, nitrogen fixation, or both of these. In several of these symbioses the… CONTINUE READING


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