Horizontal gene transfer in the evolution of photosynthetic eukaryotes
Huang, Jinling1,2; Yue, Jipei1,2
Corresponding AuthorHuang, JL (reprint author), E Carolina Univ, Dept Biol, Greenville, NC 27858 USA.,huangj@ecu.edu
2013
Source PublicationJOURNAL OF SYSTEMATICS AND EVOLUTION
ISSN1674-4918
Volume51Issue:1Pages:13-29
AbstractHorizontal gene transfer (HGT) may not only create genome mosaicism, but also introduce evolutionary novelties to recipient organisms. HGT in plastid genomes, though relatively rare, still exists. HGT-derived genes are particularly common in unicellular photosynthetic eukaryotes and they also occur in multicellular plants. In particular, ancient HGT events occurring during the early evolution of primary photosynthetic eukaryotes were probably frequent. There is clear evidence that anciently acquired genes played an important role in the establishment of primary plastids and in the transition of plants from aquatic to terrestrial environments. Although algal genes have often been used to infer historical plastids in plastid-lacking eukaryotes, reliable approaches are needed to distinguish endosymbionts-derived genes from those independently acquired from preferential feeding or other activities.
KeywordEndosymbiosis Genome Evolution Plants Plastids
Subject AreaPlant Sciences
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
WOS Research AreaPlant Sciences
WOS SubjectPlant Sciences
WOS IDWOS:000325127300002
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.kib.ac.cn/handle/151853/17298
Collection中国科学院东亚植物多样性与生物地理学重点实验室
Affiliation1.E Carolina Univ, Dept Biol, Greenville, NC 27858 USA
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Kunming Inst Bot, Key Lab Plant Biodivers & Biogeog, Kunming 650201, Peoples R China
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Huang, Jinling,Yue, Jipei. Horizontal gene transfer in the evolution of photosynthetic eukaryotes[J]. JOURNAL OF SYSTEMATICS AND EVOLUTION,2013,51(1):13-29.
APA Huang, Jinling,&Yue, Jipei.(2013).Horizontal gene transfer in the evolution of photosynthetic eukaryotes.JOURNAL OF SYSTEMATICS AND EVOLUTION,51(1),13-29.
MLA Huang, Jinling,et al."Horizontal gene transfer in the evolution of photosynthetic eukaryotes".JOURNAL OF SYSTEMATICS AND EVOLUTION 51.1(2013):13-29.
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