PRIMARY AND SECONDARY ENDOSYMBIOSIS AND THE ORIGIN OF PLASTIDS

@article{McFadden2001PRIMARYAS,
  title={PRIMARY AND SECONDARY ENDOSYMBIOSIS AND THE ORIGIN OF PLASTIDS},
  author={Geoffrey Ian McFadden},
  journal={Journal of Phycology},
  year={2001},
  volume={37}
}
  • G. McFadden
  • Published 1 December 2001
  • Biology
  • Journal of Phycology
The theory of endosymbiosis describes the origin of plastids from cyanobacterial‐like prokaryotes living within eukaryotic host cells. The endosymbionts are much reduced, but morphological, biochemical, and molecular studies provide clear evidence of a prokaryotic ancestry for plastids. There appears to have been a single (primary) endosymbiosis that produced plastids with two bounding membranes, such as those in green algae, plants, red algae, and glaucophytes. A subsequent round of… 
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