Rafael I. Ponce-Toledo
University of Paris-Sud
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Published on Feb 1, 2017in Current Biology 9.25
Rafael I. Ponce-Toledo1
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Philippe Deschamps22
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Summary Photosynthesis evolved in eukaryotes by the endosymbiosis of a cyanobacterium, the future plastid, within a heterotrophic host. This primary endosymbiosis occurred in the ancestor of Archaeplastida, a eukaryotic supergroup that includes glaucophytes, red algae, green algae, and land plants [1–4]. However, although the endosymbiotic origin of plastids from a single cyanobacterial ancestor is firmly established, the nature of that ancestor remains controversial: plastids have been proposed...
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