Something borrowed, something green: lateral transfer of chloroplasts by secondary endosymbiosis.

@article{McFadden1995SomethingBS,
  title={Something borrowed, something green: lateral transfer of chloroplasts by secondary endosymbiosis.},
  author={Geoffrey Ian McFadden and Paul R Gilson},
  journal={Trends in ecology & evolution},
  year={1995},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={
          12-7
        }
}
New molecular data confirm what electron microscopists long suspected - fusion of two different eukaryotic cells into a single more-complex cell created novel groups of protists. By engulfing an algal cell and putting it to work as a solar-powered food factory, heterotrophic protozoans became autotrophic. Drastically reduced, the engulfed cell now exists as an organelle in the host cell. Such blending of lineages was perhaps a driving force in early eukaryotic diversification. 
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