Horizontal Gene Transfer of Phytochelatin Synthases from Bacteria to Extremophilic Green Algae

  title={Horizontal Gene Transfer of Phytochelatin Synthases from Bacteria to Extremophilic Green Algae},
  author={Sanna Olsson and Vanessa Penacho and F. Puente-S{\'a}nchez and S. Diaz and J. E. G{\'o}nzalez-Pastor and {\'A}. Aguilera},
  journal={Microbial Ecology},
  • Sanna Olsson, Vanessa Penacho, +3 authors Á. Aguilera
  • Published 2016
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Microbial Ecology
  • Transcriptomic sequencing together with bioinformatic analyses and an automated annotation process led us to identify novel phytochelatin synthase (PCS) genes from two extremophilic green algae (Chlamydomonas acidophila and Dunaliella acidophila). These genes are of intermediate length compared to known PCS genes from eukaryotes and PCS-like genes from prokaryotes. A detailed phylogenetic analysis gives new insight into the complicated evolutionary history of PCS genes and provides evidence for… CONTINUE READING
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