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Origin of photosynthesis revealed: Genome analysis of 'living fossil' sheds light on the evolution of plants

Post Number:#1  Postby Marine News » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:02 am

Origin of photosynthesis revealed: Genome analysis of 'living fossil' sheds light on the evolution of plants
22 February 2012, 1:54 am

Evolutionary biologists have shed light on the early events leading to photosynthesis, the result of the sequencing of 70 million base pair nuclear genome of the one-celled alga Cyanophora. They consider this study the final piece of the puzzle to understand the origin of photosynthesis in eukaryotes.

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