Protein Import and the Origin of Red Complex Plastids

  title={Protein Import and the Origin of Red Complex Plastids},
  author={Sven B Gould and Uwe-G. Maier and William F. Martin},
  journal={Current Biology},
The number and nature of endosymbioses involving red algal endosymbionts are debated. Gene phylogenies have become the most popular tool to untangle this issue, but they deliver conflicting results. As gene and lineage sampling has increased, so have both the number of conflicting trees and the number of suggestions in the literature for multiple tertiary, and even quaternary, symbioses that might reconcile the tree conflicts. Independent lines of evidence that can address the issue are needed… CONTINUE READING
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