Multiple losses and transfers to the nucleus of two mitochondrial succinate dehydrogenase genes during angiosperm evolution.

@article{Adams2001MultipleLA,
  title={Multiple losses and transfers to the nucleus of two mitochondrial succinate dehydrogenase genes during angiosperm evolution.},
  author={Keith L Adams and M{\'o}nica Rosenblueth and Yi Liu Xiaoming Qiu and Jeffrey D. Palmer},
  journal={Genetics},
  year={2001},
  volume={158 3},
  pages={1289-300}
}
Unlike in animals, the functional transfer of mitochondrial genes to the nucleus is an ongoing process in plants. All but one of the previously reported transfers in angiosperms involve ribosomal protein genes. Here we report frequent transfer of two respiratory genes, sdh3 and sdh4 (encoding subunits 3 and 4 of succinate dehydrogenase), and we also show that these genes are present and expressed in the mitochondria of diverse angiosperms. Southern hybridization surveys reveal that sdh3 and… CONTINUE READING