Giselle McCallum
École Normale Supérieure
Publications 2
Published on May 12, 2017in eLife 7.62
Richard G. Dorrell10
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(École Normale Supérieure),
Gillian H. Gile15
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(Arizona State University)
+ 7 AuthorsChris Bowler70
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(École Normale Supérieure)
The cells of most plants and algae contain compartments called chloroplasts that enable them to capture energy from sunlight in a process known as photosynthesis. Chloroplasts are the remnants of photosynthetic bacteria that used to live freely in the environment until they were consumed by a larger cell. “Complex” chloroplasts can form if a cell that already has a chloroplast is swallowed by another cell. The most abundant algae in the oceans are known as diatoms. These algae belong to a group ...
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