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Summary: Genome Biology 2003, 4:209
Genomics and chloroplast evolution: what did cyanobacteria do
for plants?
John A Raven* and John F Allen
Addresses: *Division of Environmental and Applied Biology, University of Dundee, Dundee DD1 4HN, UK. Department of Plant
Biochemistry, Center for Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Box 124, Lund University, SE-221 00 Lund, Sweden.
Correspondence: John A Raven. E-mail: j.a.raven@dundee.ac.uk
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.
Published: 3 March 2003
Genome Biology 2003, 4:209
The electronic version of this article is the complete one and can be
found online at http://genomebiology.com/2003/4/3/209
2003 BioMed Central Ltd
The endosymbiont hypothesis is mainstream


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


Collections: Renewable Energy; Biology and Medicine