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The Genetic System in Plant Mitochondria Has Several Special Features

Author:
  • Allan Rasmusson
  • Ian M. Møller
Editor:
  • Lincoln Taiz
  • Eduardo Zeiger
Publishing year: 2010
Language: English
Pages: 6-11
Volume: Online 2010
Document type: Book chapter
Publisher: Sinauer Associates

Abstract english

The genetic systems in mitochondria and plastids differ both structurally and functionally from the nuclear genome and its gene expression. On the other hand, mitochondria share several genetic features with bacteria. For example, several genes are transcribed together and the ribosomes are of a prokaryotic type. This is in line with the evolutionary origin of the mitochondrion as an endosymbiont of the alpha-subclass of Proteobacteria, a group including the intracellular pathogen Ricketsia prowazekii (Gray et al. 1999).

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Allan Rasmusson
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