Nucleus- and nucleomorph-targeted histone proteins in a chlorarachniophyte alga.

@article{Hirakawa2011NucleusAN,
  title={Nucleus- and nucleomorph-targeted histone proteins in a chlorarachniophyte alga.},
  author={Yoshihisa Hirakawa and Fabien Burki and Patrick J Keeling},
  journal={Molecular microbiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={80 6},
  pages={1439-49}
}
The plastid of chlorarachniophytes is distinguished by the retention of a relict nucleus (nucleomorph) derived from a green algal endosymbiont, which is located in the periplastidal compartment (PPC). The nucleomorph genome of a chlorarachniophyte, Bigelowiella natans, encodes several plastid-targeted proteins and hundreds of housekeeping proteins, but it lacks many fundamental genes to maintain itself. Here we report the first two host nucleus-encoded genes for proteins targeted to the… CONTINUE READING