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Published online 12 December 2002 Introduction

Summary: Published online 12 December 2002
The 19 papers presented in this issue arise from two
complementary Discussion Meetings held in London in
the summer of 2002. The Discussion Meeting of 26 and
27 June held at The Royal Society was entitled `Compara-
tive functional genomics of chloroplasts, mitochondria
and their bacterial homologues--new perspectives on
symbiosis in cell evolution'. This was an open meeting in
the sense that anyone interested could register, attend,
and contribute to the discussions following the lectures,
or to the general discussion. The second meeting, on 28
June, was held at the Novartis Foundation (http://www.
novartisfound.org.uk/), and was entitled `Molecular evol-
ution of photosynthesis and respiration'.
The Royal Society Discussion Meeting included 14
invited speakers from six countries (Canada, Germany,
The Netherlands, Sweden, UK and the USA). Their pap-
ers form the largest part of this issue. The Royal Society
meeting also had 21 posters from authors in seven coun-


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


Collections: Renewable Energy; Biology and Medicine