Red and Green Algal Monophyly and Extensive Gene Sharing Found in a Rich Repertoire of Red Algal Genes

  title={Red and Green Algal Monophyly and Extensive Gene Sharing Found in a Rich Repertoire of Red Algal Genes},
  author={C. Chan and E. Yang and T. Banerjee and H. Yoon and P. Martone and J. Estevez and D. Bhattacharya},
  journal={Current Biology},
  • C. Chan, E. Yang, +4 authors D. Bhattacharya
  • Published 2011
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Current Biology
  • The Plantae comprising red, green (including land plants), and glaucophyte algae are postulated to have a single common ancestor that is the founding lineage of photosynthetic eukaryotes. However, recent multiprotein phylogenies provide little or no support for this hypothesis. This may reflect limited complete genome data available for red algae, currently only the highly reduced genome of Cyanidioschyzon merolae, a reticulate gene ancestry, or variable gene divergence rates that mislead… CONTINUE READING
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