Origin and evolution of plastids and photosynthesis in eukaryotes.

@article{McFadden2014OriginAE,
  title={Origin and evolution of plastids and photosynthesis in eukaryotes.},
  author={Geoffrey Ian McFadden},
  journal={Cold Spring Harbor perspectives in biology},
  year={2014},
  volume={6 4},
  pages={a016105}
}
Recent progress in understanding the origins of plastids from endosymbiotic cyanobacteria is reviewed. Establishing when during geological time the endosymbiosis occurred remains elusive, but progress has been made in defining the cyanobacterial lineage most closely related to plastids, and some mechanistic insight into the possible existence of cryptic endosymbioses perhaps involving Chlamydia-like infections of the host have also been presented. The phylogenetic affinities of the host remain… CONTINUE READING

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