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Chloroplasts and mitochondria - functional genomics and evolution

John F.Allen john.allen at plantbio.lu.se
Sun May 26 06:39:47 EST 2002

<x-flowed>Comparative functional genomics of chloroplasts, 
mitochondria and their
bacterial homologues - new perspectives on symbiosis in cell evolution

Discussion Meeting
The Royal Society of London
Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th June 2002

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Chloroplasts and mitochondria are energy-converting organelles of
eukaryotic cells. They also contain small, specialised, functional
genomes. Their genetic and energy-converting systems are bacterial in
origin. But most genes for chloroplast and mitochondrial components are
now found in the cell nucleus. So why did some genes move, while others
did not?

John F. Allen
Plant Biochemistry
Lund University
Box 124
SE-221 00 Lund

Tel: +46 46 2227788
FAX: +46 46 2224009

john.allen at plantbio.lu.se



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