Genomics and chloroplast evolution: What did cyanobacteria do for plants?
- Publication Type:
- Journal Article
- Genome Biology, 2003, 4 (3)
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The complete genome sequences of cyanobacteria and of the higher plant Arabidopsis thaliana leave no doubt that the plant chloroplast originated, through endosymbiosis, from a cyanobacterium. But the genomic legacy of cyanobacterial ancestry extends far beyond the chloroplast itself, and persists in organisms that have lost chloroplasts completely.
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