The Rickettsia prwazekii Genome Sequence

For this article, Nadia S. Halim interviewed Charles Kurland, professor of molecular biology at Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden. Data from the Web of Science (ISI, Philadelphia) show that Hot Papers are cited 50 to 100 times more often than the average paper of the same type and age. S.G.E. Andersson, A. Zomorodipour, J.O. Andersson, T. Sicheritz-Ponten, U.C.M. Alsmark, R.M. Podowski, A.K. Naslund, A-S. Eriksson, H.H. Winkler, and C.G. Kurland, "The genome sequence of Rickettsia prowazekii

Nadia Halim
Oct 15, 2000

For this article, Nadia S. Halim interviewed Charles Kurland, professor of molecular biology at Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden. Data from the Web of Science (ISI, Philadelphia) show that Hot Papers are cited 50 to 100 times more often than the average paper of the same type and age.

S.G.E. Andersson, A. Zomorodipour, J.O. Andersson, T. Sicheritz-Ponten, U.C.M. Alsmark, R.M. Podowski, A.K. Naslund, A-S. Eriksson, H.H. Winkler, and C.G. Kurland, "The genome sequence of Rickettsia prowazekii and the origin of mitochondria," Nature, 396:133-40, Nov. 12, 1998. (Cited in more than 185 papers since publication)

Mitochondria are interesting to researchers because of the special evolutionary track that has led them to be the energy-producing organelles in eukaryotic cells. By sequencing Rickettsia prowazekii, Charles Kurland, professor of molecular biology at Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, and his colleagues helped answer some the questions surrounding the origin of mitochondria. "The response...

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