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Evolutionary genomics

Algae's complex origins

The nuclear genomes of two of nature's most complex cells have been sequenced. The data will help to determine the evolutionary path from symbioses between species to a multi-compartmental unicellular organism. See Article p.59

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Figure 1: The rise of photosynthetic eukaryotes.


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