The parasitic bacterium Wolbachia and the origin of the eukaryotic cell
http://www.springerlink.com/content/m32134x640r8712h/

A. V. Markov, I. A. Zakharov, Paleontological Journal


This scientific abstract analyzes the relationships between eukaryotes and alphaproteobacteria, specifically Wolbachia pipientis, as a key in understanding the rise of mitochondria leading to the origin of the eukaryotic cell. It compares and contrasts Wolbachia and mitochondria, leading to a discussion of lateral gene transfer in the evolution of proto-eukaryotes. The full article is available in PDF format and may require a subscription to the Paleontological Journal.

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Subject: Biology:Evolution:Patterns, Biology, :Microbiology, Evolution:Principles, Processes, Biology:Ecology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations, Biology:Evolution
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)