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Re: "reticulation" (in metazoans)
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From: David Marjanovic <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: The Dinosaur Mailing List <email@example.com>
> Assuming Metaphyta are the multicellular plants (are they?), chloroplasts
> have transferred themselves much earlier, into a common ancestor of green
> algae (including plants), red algae and glaucophytes (a few odd
> species whose chloroplasts retain the bacterial cell wall).
(I think you mean _cyanobacteriae_).
No, cyanobacteriae are prokaryotes with chlorophyl, they contain neither a
real nucleus, nor chloroplasts, but they are quite relative to...
> And then
> unicellular green algae got into euglenids and unicellular red algae into
> g. the common ancestor of yellow, brown, and golden algae and diatoms --
> secondary endosymbiosis. Tertiary endosymbiosis is also known, and I have
> even heard rumors of eightfold endosymbiosis!!!
(I don't know)
In fact, all eukaryotes plants get chloroplasts, and euglenids too.
Luc J. "Aspidel" BAILLY firstname.lastname@example.org