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Did an ancient chlamydial endosymbiosis facilitate the establishment of primary plastids?

Jinling Huang* and Johann Peter Gogarten

Genome Biology 2007, 8:R99  doi:10.1186/gb-2007-8-6-r99

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Why present-day Plantae have no chlamydial symbionts?

Cesar Sanchez   (2008-06-23 14:50)  Twisted Bacteria - a science blog

Excellent article. I very much enjoyed the detailed discussion of alternative hypotheses and phylogenies. I didn't know about the chlamydial role on plastid origin until I read a recent article confirming and expanding the results presented here:

Moustafa A, Reyes-Prieto A, Bhattacharya D (2008) Chlamydiae Has Contributed at Least 55 Genes to Plantae with Predominantly Plastid Functions. PLoS ONE 3(5): e2205. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0002205

At the PLoS ONE site I have posted a comment/question (that of the title of the present comment), in case anybody can contribute to the discussion.

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