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An amoeba and a cyanobacterium walk into a bar...

This Genome Watch highlights how studying endosymbiotic gene transfer in more recently established endosymbioses sheds light on how the algal plastid evolved more than a billion years ago.

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Kamel, B., Kuo, A. An amoeba and a cyanobacterium walk into a bar.... Nat Rev Microbiol 20, 511 (2022).

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