The Puzzle of Plastid Evolution

@article{Archibald2009ThePO,
  title={The Puzzle of Plastid Evolution},
  author={J. Archibald},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={19},
  pages={R81-R88}
}
  • J. Archibald
  • Published 2009
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Current Biology
  • A comprehensive understanding of the origin and spread of plastids remains an important yet elusive goal in the field of eukaryotic evolution. Combined with the discovery of new photosynthetic and non-photosynthetic protist lineages, the results of recent taxonomically broad phylogenomic studies suggest that a re-shuffling of higher-level eukaryote systematics is in order. Consequently, new models of plastid evolution involving ancient secondary and tertiary endosymbioses are needed to explain… CONTINUE READING

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