The origin and early evolution of mitochondria


Complete sequences of numerous mitochondrial, many prokaryotic, and several nuclear genomes are now available. These data confirm that the mitochondrial genome originated from a eubacterial (specifically α-proteobacterial) ancestor but raise questions about the evolutionary antecedents of the mitochondrial proteome.

DOI: 10.1186/gb-2001-2-6-reviews1018

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@article{Gray2001TheOA, title={The origin and early evolution of mitochondria}, author={Michael W. Gray and Gertraud Burger and B. Franz Lang}, journal={Genome Biology}, year={2001}, volume={2}, pages={reviews1018.1 - reviews1018.5} }