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Comparative and Functional Genomics Comp Funct Genom 2003; 4: 3136.
 

Summary: Comparative and Functional Genomics
Comp Funct Genom 2003; 4: 3136.
Published online in Wiley InterScience (www.interscience.wiley.com). DOI: 10.1002/cfg.245
Conference Review
Why chloroplasts and mitochondria contain
genomes
John F. Allen*
Plant Biochemistry, Center for Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Lund University, Box 124, SE-221 00 Lund, Sweden
*Correspondence to:
John F. Allen, Plant Biochemistry,
Center for Chemistry and
Chemical Engineering, Lund
University, Box 124, SE-221 00
Lund, Sweden.
E-mail: john.allen@plantbio.lu.se
Received: 17 September 2002
Accepted: 25 November 2002
Abstract
Chloroplasts and mitochondria originated as bacterial symbionts. The larger, host
cells acquired genetic information from their prokaryotic guests by lateral gene

  

Source: Allen, John F. - School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London

 

Collections: Renewable Energy; Biology and Medicine