Impact of a plastid-bearing endocytobiont on apicomplexan genomes.

  title={Impact of a plastid-bearing endocytobiont on apicomplexan genomes.},
  author={Shigeharu Sato and Ivo Tews and Robert J. M. Wilson},
  journal={International journal for parasitology},
  volume={30 4},
Both the chromosomal and extrachromosomal components of the apicomplexan genome have been supplemented by genes from a plastid-bearing endocytobiont: probably an algal cell. The sequence of the apicomplexan plastid's vestigial genome indicates that a large number (>100) of genes of endocytobiotic origin must have transferred laterally to the host cell nucleus where they control maintenance of the plastid organelle and supply its functional components by means of post-translational protein… CONTINUE READING

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