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Chelsea M. Markunas
Michigan State University
Publications 1
Published on May 1, 2016in Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 2.36
Chelsea M. Markunas1
Estimated H-index: 1
(MSU: Michigan State University),
Richard E. Triemer25
Estimated H-index: 25
(MSU: Michigan State University)
Euglenids are an ancient lineage that may have existed as early as 2 billion years ago. A mere 65 years ago, Melvin Calvin and Andrew A. Benson performed experiments on Euglena gracilis and elucidated the series of reactions by which carbon was fixed and reduced during photosynthesis. However, the evolutionary history of this pathway (Calvin-Benson cycle) in euglenids was more complex than Calvin and Benson could have imagined. The chloroplast present today in euglenophytes arose from a secondar...