Intercompartmental Piecewise Gene Transfer
AbstractGene relocation from the residual genomes of organelles to the nuclear genome still continues, although as a scaled down evolutionary phenomenon, limited in occurrence mostly to protists (sensu lato) and land plants. During this process, the structural integrity of transferred genes is usually preserved. However, the relocation of mitochondrial genes that code for respiratory chain and ribosomal proteins is sometimes associated with their fragmentation into two complementary genes. Herein, this review compiles cases of piecewise gene transfer from the mitochondria to the nucleus, and discusses hypothesized mechanistic links between the fission and relocation of those genes. View Full-Text
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Szafranski, P. Intercompartmental Piecewise Gene Transfer. Genes 2017, 8, 260.
Szafranski P. Intercompartmental Piecewise Gene Transfer. Genes. 2017; 8(10):260.Chicago/Turabian Style
Szafranski, Przemyslaw. 2017. "Intercompartmental Piecewise Gene Transfer." Genes 8, no. 10: 260.
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