Retention of transcriptionally active cryptophyte nuclei by the ciliate Myrionecta rubra

@article{Johnson2007RetentionOT,
  title={Retention of transcriptionally active cryptophyte nuclei by the ciliate Myrionecta rubra},
  author={Matthew D. Johnson and David W. Oldach and Charles F. Delwiche and Diane K. Stoecker},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2007},
  volume={445},
  pages={426-428}
}
It is well documented that organelles can be retained and used by predatory organisms, but in most cases such sequestrations are limited to plastids of algal prey. Furthermore, sequestrations of prey organelles are typically highly ephemeral as a result of the inability of the organelle to remain functional in the absence of numerous nuclear-encoded genes involved in its regulation, division and function. The marine photosynthetic ciliate Myrionecta rubra (Lohmann 1908) Jankowski 1976 (the same… CONTINUE READING
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