Affiliation: University of Iowa
- Cyanobacterial contribution to algal nuclear genomes is primarily limited to plastid functionsAdrian Reyes-Prieto
Department of Biological Sciences and Roy J Carver Center for Comparative Genomics, University of Iowa, 446 Biology Building, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
Curr Biol 16:2320-5. 2006..Our data indicate that unlike plants, early-diverging algal groups appear to retain a smaller number of endosymbiont genes in their nucleus, with only a minor proportion of these recruited for nonplastid functions...
- A single origin of the photosynthetic organelle in different Paulinella lineagesHwan Su Yoon
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, West Boothbay Harbor, Maine, USA
BMC Evol Biol 9:98. 2009..The second was to assess the phylogenetic diversity of photosynthetic Paulinella to test the hypothesis they share a vertically inherited plastid that originated in their common ancestor...
- The origin and establishment of the plastid in algae and plantsAdrian Reyes-Prieto
Department of Biological Sciences and Roy J Carver Center for Comparative Genomics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242 1324, USA
Annu Rev Genet 41:147-68. 2007..Here we review these aspects of plastid evolution with a focus on understanding early events in plastid endosymbiosis...
- Multiple genes of apparent algal origin suggest ciliates may once have been photosyntheticAdrian Reyes-Prieto
Department of Biological Sciences and Roy J Carver Center for Comparative Genomics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242 1324, USA
Curr Biol 18:956-62. 2008....
- Interrelationships of chromalveolates within a broadly sampled tree of photosynthetic protistsValérie C Reeb
Department of Biology and Roy J Carver Center for Comparative Genomics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
Mol Phylogenet Evol 53:202-11. 2009..We assessed the Plastidophila hypothesis that is based on EF2 data and suggest this grouping may be explained by horizontal gene transfers involving the EF2 gene rather than indicating host relationships...
- How do endosymbionts become organelles? Understanding early events in plastid evolutionDebashish Bhattacharya
Department of Biological Sciences and the Roy J Carver Center for Comparative Genomics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
Bioessays 29:1239-46. 2007..Here we discuss the use of these terms in light of new data in order to highlight the unique aspects of plastids and mitochondria and underscore their central role in eukaryotic evolution...
- Phylogenomic analysis supports the monophyly of cryptophytes and haptophytes and the association of rhizaria with chromalveolatesJeremiah D Hackett
Department of Biological Sciences and Roy J Carver Center for Comparative Genomics, University of Iowa, IA, USA
Mol Biol Evol 24:1702-13. 2007..The association of the two Rhizaria with chromalveolates is supported by the approximately unbiased (AU)-test and when the fastest evolving amino acid sites are removed from the 16-protein alignment...
- Chlamydiae has contributed at least 55 genes to Plantae with predominantly plastid functionsAhmed Moustafa
Interdisciplinary Program in Genetics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America
PLoS ONE 3:e2205. 2008..Despite the critical importance of primary plastid endosymbiosis, its ancient derivation has left behind very few "footprints" of early key events in organelle genesis...
- Phylogeny of Calvin cycle enzymes supports Plantae monophylyAdrian Reyes-Prieto
University of Iowa, Department of Biological Sciences and the Roy J. Carver Center for Comparative Genomics, 446 Biology Building, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
Mol Phylogenet Evol 45:384-91. 2007
- Phylogeny of nuclear-encoded plastid-targeted proteins supports an early divergence of glaucophytes within PlantaeAdrian Reyes-Prieto
Mol Biol Evol 24:2358-61. 2007..Both these traits were apparently lost in the common ancestor of red and green algae after the divergence of glaucophytes...
- Minimal plastid genome evolution in the Paulinella endosymbiontHwan Su Yoon
Curr Biol 16:R670-2. 2006