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Opinion: Life’s X Factor

By | August 4, 2015

Did endosymbiosis—and the innovations in membrane bioenergetics it engendered—make it possible for eukaryotic life to evolve?

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Book Excerpt from One Plus One Equals One

By | December 1, 2014

In Chapter 7, “Green Evolution, Green Revolution,” author John Archibald describes how endosymbiosis helped color the Earth in a verdant hue.


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By | December 1, 2014

Meet some of the people featured in the December 2014 issue of The Scientist.


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Genome Digest

By | November 18, 2013

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes


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Bacterial Buddies

By | March 1, 2013

A chance encounter with a crab apple tree leads to the discovery of a new bacterial species and clues to the evolution of insect endosymbionts.


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The Plastid Gene Shuffle

By | January 1, 2013

How plastid genetic information survived (or didn’t) the endosymbiotic experience


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