Bryan Lakey
Michigan State University
Publications 1
Published on Feb 1, 2017in Journal of Phycology 3.00
Bryan Lakey1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Michigan State University),
Richard E. Triemer25
Estimated H-index: 25
(Michigan State University)
The history of euglenoids may have begun as early as ~2 bya. These early phagotrophs ate cyanobacteria, archaea, and eubacteria, and the subsequent appearance of red algae and chromalveolates provided euglenoids with additional food sources. Following the appearance of green algae, euglenoids acquired a chloroplast via a secondary endosymbiotic event with a green algal ancestor. This endosymbiosis also involved a massive transfer of nuclear-encoded genes from the symbiont nucleus to the host. Ex...
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