Phylogeny of Calvin cycle enzymes supports Plantae monophyly.

  title={Phylogeny of Calvin cycle enzymes supports Plantae monophyly.},
  author={Adrian Reyes-Prieto and Debashish Bhattacharya},
  journal={Molecular phylogenetics and evolution},
  volume={45 1},
Photosynthesis is a critical biochemical process on our planet providing food for most life. The common ancestor of plants and their algal sisters gained photosynthesis through the engulfment and retention of a cyanobacterial primary endosymbiont that evolved into a photosynthetic organelle, the plastid (Bhattacharya et al., 2004). In photosynthetic eukaryotes, the essential series of reactions that capture the products of photosynthetic light reactions (ATP and NADPH2) to fix CO2 (Fig. 1… CONTINUE READING