Non-photosynthetic predators are sister to red algae

  title={Non-photosynthetic predators are sister to red algae},
  author={R. Gawryluk and D. Tikhonenkov and Elisabeth Hehenberger and Filip Husn{\'i}k and A. Mylnikov and P. Keeling},
  • R. Gawryluk, D. Tikhonenkov, +3 authors P. Keeling
  • Published 2019
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Rhodophyta (red algae) is one of three lineages of Archaeplastida1, a supergroup that is united by the primary endosymbiotic origin of plastids in eukaryotes2,3. Red algae are a diverse and species-rich group, members of which are typically photoautotrophic, but are united by a number of highly derived characteristics: they have relatively small intron-poor genomes, reduced metabolism and lack cytoskeletal structures that are associated with motility, flagella and centrioles. This suggests that… CONTINUE READING
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