The Dual Origin of the Yeast Mitochondrial Proteome

  title={The Dual Origin of the Yeast Mitochondrial Proteome},
  author={Olof Karlberg and Bj{\"o}rn Canb{\"a}ck and Charles G. Kurland and Siv G. E. Andersson},
  journal={Yeast (Chichester, England)},
  pages={170 - 187}
We propose a scheme for the origin of mitochondria based on phylogenetic reconstructions with more than 400 yeast nuclear genes that encode mitochondrial proteins. Half of the yeast mitochondrial proteins have no discernable bacterial homologues, while one-tenth are unequivocally of alpha-proteobacterial origin. These data suggest that the majority of genes encoding yeast mitochondrial proteins are descendants of two different genomic lineages that have evolved in different modes. First, the… CONTINUE READING


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