Kleptoplasty in an Antarctic dinoflagellate: caught in evolutionary transition?

  title={Kleptoplasty in an Antarctic dinoflagellate: caught in evolutionary transition?},
  author={Rebecca J. Gast and Dawn M. Moran and Mark R. Dennett and David A. Caron},
  journal={Environmental microbiology},
  volume={9 1},
Photosynthetic dinoflagellates contain a diverse collection of plastid types, a situation believed to have arisen from multiple endosymbiotic events. In addition, a number of heterotrophic (phagotrophic) dinoflagellates possess the ability to acquire chloroplasts temporarily by engulfing algae and retaining their chloroplasts in a functional state. These latter relationships typically last from a few days to weeks, at which point the chloroplasts lose function, are digested and replaced with… CONTINUE READING
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