endosymbiosis


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endosymbiosis

[‚en·dō‚sim·bē′ō·səs]
(ecology)
A mutually beneficial relationship in which one organism lives inside the other.
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3, 45) However, although almost all bacterial proteins (FtsA, FtsB, FtsI, FtsK, FtsL, FtsN, FtsQ, FtsZ, and ZipA) were lost during endosymbiosis, (3, 30) with FtsZ and ZED (Zap-like protein) remaining in the inner mt-division machineries in eukaryotes, it was unknown how the bacterial division proteins were lost (Fig.
15) It is possible that the adaptive phenotypic expression in epigenetic variability seen in evolution, embryogenesis and growth has its origin in the genetic assimilation of endosymbiosis.
One of the fundamental steps in the evolution of our planet was the development of photosynthesis in eukaryotes through the process of endosymbiosis.
One of the fundamental steps in the evolution of our planet was the development of photosynthesis in eukaryotes- that include humans, plants, and most recognizable, multicellular life forms - through the process of endosymbiosis.
We are attempting to integrate our differentiated selves into one central person, much as differentiated cells came into the ambit of a single organism in endosymbiosis.
43) In a paper and a book, Lynn Margulis suggests that mitochondria are derived from a symbiotic union of a unicellular organism and a prokaryote in a process she called endosymbiosis.
They discuss a historical overview of concepts about phylogeny of microorganisms, multi-locus sequence analysis and bacterial species phylogeny estimation, the phyla of cultured and uncultured prokaryotes, applications of conserved indels for understanding microbial phylogeny, horizontal gene transfer and the formation of groups of microorganisms, endosymbiosis and the evolution of plastids, and other topics.
In Palaeozoic endosymbiosis it is possible that the particular tabulate coral taxa which tend to contain bioclaustrations may have been among the community's least aggressive or toxic corals (Tapanila 2005).
1996), which is thought to have arisen from an ancient cyanobacterial endosymbiont through the process of secondary endosymbiosis (Williams and Keeling, 2003).
Endosymbiosis in the lucinid clams Lucinoma aequizonata, Lucinoma annulata, and Lucina floridana: a reexamination of the functional morphology of the gills as bacteria-bearing organs.
Margulis is famed for her theory of serial endosymbiosis, which argues that all nucleated cells (such as the ones that make up our bodies) are in fact colonies of highly interdependent bacteria.