Chloroplasts and mitochondria - functional genomics and evolution

John F.Allen john.allen at plantbio.lu.se
Sun May 26 06:40:24 EST 2002


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

Royal Society Discussion Meetings are open to all, though prior 
registration is required. Registration is free.

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

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

john.allen at plantbio.lu.se

http://plantcell.lu.se/

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