Sizing up the genomic footprint of endosymbiosis
- BiologyBioEssays : news and reviews in molecular, cellular and developmental biology
Collectively, these papers underscore the power of comparative genomics and reveal how little the authors know with certainty about the earliest stages of the evolution of photosynthetic eukaryotes.
The eukaryotic tree of life from a global phylogenomic perspective.
- BiologyCold Spring Harbor perspectives in biology
The pros and cons of phylogenomics are discussed and the eukaryotic supergroups are reviewed in light of earlier work that laid the foundation for the current view of the tree, including the position of the root.
Review: origin of complex algae by secondary endosymbiosis: a journey through time
It is hypothesized that secondary endosymbiosis is more than enslaving a eukaryotic, phototrophic cell, but reflects a complex interplay between host and symbiont, leading to the inseparability of the two symbiotic partners generating a cellular entity.
Toward an empirical framework for interpreting plastid evolution
- BiologyJournal of phycology
Empirical data indicate that plastid losses are extremely uncommon, that major changes inplastid biochemistry/architecture are evidence of an endosymbiotic event, and that comparable selection pressures can lead to remarkable convergences in algae with different endosYmbiotic origins.
Endosymbiotic and horizontal gene transfer in microbial eukaryotes
- BiologyMobile genetic elements
Analysis of diatom membrane transporters provides evidence of red and/or green algal origins of 172 of the genes encoding these proteins, with the majority putatively derived from green algae, suggesting that E/HGT has been an important driver of evolutionary innovation among diatoms.
Genomic perspectives on the birth and spread of plastids
- BiologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
The magnitude and potential impact of nucleus-to-nucleus endosymbiotic gene transfer in the evolution of complex algae, and the extent to which such transfers compromise the ability to infer the deep structure of the eukaryotic tree of life is explored.
From Endosymbiosis to Synthetic Photosynthetic Life1
- BiologyPlant Physiology
The chloroplasts of photosynthetic eukaryotes arose more than 1.6 billion years ago ([Yoon et al., 2004]) through the process of primary endosymbiosis, in which a cyanobacterium became permanently…
Protein import into complex plastids: Cellular organization of higher complexity.
- BiologyEuropean journal of cell biology
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Plastid Evolution: Remnant Algal Genes in Ciliates
- BiologyCurrent Biology
Recycled plastids: a 'green movement' in eukaryotic evolution.
- BiologyTrends in genetics : TIG
Eukaryotic evolution, changes and challenges
The idea that some eukaryotes primitively lacked mitochondria and were true intermediates in the prokaryote-to-eukaryote transition was an exciting prospect, but the evolutionary gap between proKaryotes and eUKaryotes is now deeper, and the nature of the host that acquired the mitochondrion more obscure, than ever before.
The eukaryotic tree of life: endosymbiosis takes its TOL.
- BiologyTrends in ecology & evolution
Plastid endosymbiosis, genome evolution and the origin of green plants.
- BiologyTrends in plant science
The origin and establishment of the plastid in algae and plants.
- BiologyAnnual review of genetics
Recent genomic and phylogenomic approaches have significantly clarified plastid genome evolution, the movement of endosymbiont genes to the "host" nuclear genome (endosYmbiotic gene transfer), and plastsid spread throughout the eukaryotic tree of life.
Phylogenomics reveals a new ‘megagroup’ including most photosynthetic eukaryotes
- BiologyBiology Letters
This work investigates early evolution among the major eukaryotic supergroups using the broadest multigene dataset to date and provides strong support for the clustering of plants, chromalveolates, rhizarians, haptophytes and cryptomonads, thus linking nearly all photosynthetic lineages and raising the question of a possible unique origin of plastids.
Evolution of the apicoplast and its hosts: from heterotrophy to autotrophy and back again.
- BiologyInternational journal for parasitology
A SINGLE ORIGIN OF PLASTIDS REVISITED: CONVERGENT EVOLUTION IN ORGANELLAR GENOME CONTENT 1
In recent years a consensus has emerged from molecular phylogenetic investigations favoring a common endosymbiotic ancestor for all chloroplasts. It is within this conceptual framework that most…