Phylogenetic analyses suggest lateral gene transfer from the mitochondrion to the apicoplast

@inproceedings{Obornka2002PhylogeneticAS,
  title={Phylogenetic analyses suggest lateral gene transfer from the mitochondrion to the apicoplast},
  author={Miroslav Obornı́ka and Yves Van de Peerc and V{\'a}clav Hyp{\vs}aa and Tancred Frickeye and Jan R. {\vS}lapetaa and Axel Meyere and Julius Luke{\vs}a},
  year={2002}
}
  • Miroslav Obornı́ka, Yves Van de Peerc, +4 authors Julius Lukeša
  • Published 2002
Apicomplexan protozoa contain a single mitochondrion and a multimembranous plastid-like organelle termed apicoplast. The size of the apicomplexan plastid genome is extremely small (35 kb) thus offering a limited number of genes for phylogenetic analysis. Moreover, the sequences of apicoplast genes are highly adenosine 1 thymidine-rich and rapidly evolving… CONTINUE READING