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- Del Vasto, Michael; Figueroa-Martinez, Francisco; Featherston, Jonathan; González, Mariela A.; Reyes-Prieto, Adrian; Durand, Pierre M.; Smith, David Roy
- Genome Biology and Evolution 2015 v.7 no.3 pp. 656-663
- Dunaliella; algae; eukaryotic cells; genes; genetic variation; mitochondria; mitochondrial DNA; mitochondrial genome; mutation; plastid genome
- ... The mitochondrial genomes of chlamydomonadalean green algae are renowned for their highly reduced and conserved gene repertoires, which are almost fixed at 12 genes across the entire lineage. The sizes of these genomes, however, are much more variable, with some species having small, compact mitochondrial DNAs (mtDNAs) and others having expanded ones. Earlier work demonstrated that the halophilic ...