Genomics of New Ciliate Lineages Provides Insight into the Evolution of Obligate Anaerobiosis
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Numerous eukaryotes have switched to anaerobiosis, variously reducing their mitochondrial metabolism. Rotterová et al. describe two new classes of obligately anaerobic ciliates with prokaryotic symbionts and reduced mitochondria with unique pathways for energetic metabolism, introducing possible mechanisms of transitions to obligate anaerobiosis.
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Rotterová, Johana, Eric Salomaki, Tomáš Pánek, William Bourland, David Žihala, Petr Táborský, Virginia P. Edgcomb, Roxanne A. Beinart, Martin Kolísko, and Ivan Čepička. "Genomics of New Ciliate Lineages Provides Insight into the Evolution of Obligate Anaerobiosis." Current Biology 30, 11 (2020). doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2020.03.064.