April 2017 archive

Mitochondrial genome evolution and a novel RNA editing system in deep-branching heteroloboseids.

Discoba (Excavata) is an evolutionarily important group of eukaryotes that includes Jakobida, with the most bacterial-like mitochondrial genomes known, and Euglenozoa, many of which have extensively fragmented mitochondrial genomes. However, little is known about the mitochondrial genomes of Heterolobosea, the third main group of Discoba. Here, we studied two heteroloboseids – an undescribed amoeba ‘BB2’ …

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