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Botanica Marina 51 (2008): xxx-xxx 2008 by Walter de Gruyter Berlin New York. DOI 10.1515/BOT.2008.060 Article in press -uncorrected proof
 

Summary: Botanica Marina 51 (2008): xxx-xxx 2008 by Walter de Gruyter Berlin New York. DOI 10.1515/BOT.2008.060
Article in press - uncorrected proof
2008/18
Mini review
The origin and spread of eukaryotic photosynthesis: evolving
views in light of genomics
John M. Archibald*
The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research,
Integrated Microbial Biodiversity Program, Department
of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Dalhousie
University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 1X5,
e-mail: john.archibald@dal.ca
* Corresponding author
Abstract
Plants and algae acquired photosynthesis through the
assimilation of a prokaryotic endosymbiont related to the
ancestors of modern-day cyanobacteria. This landmark
event, known as the primary endosymbiotic origin of
plastids, is generally thought to have occurred only once
during the history of eukaryotes and to have given rise

  

Source: Archibald, John - Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine