Dinoflagellate with Blue-Green Chloroplasts Derived from an Endosymbiotic Eukaryote

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Science  11 Jan 1985:
Vol. 227, Issue 4683, pp. 192-194
DOI: 10.1126/science.227.4683.192


The dinoflagellate, Amphidinium wigrense, contains triple membrane-bound bodies we have termed "blue-green chloroplasts." We believe these chloroplasts were derived from a cryptomonad endosymbiont similar to that present in another blue-green dinoflagellate, Gymnodinium acidotum. These dinoflagellates provide evidence that a chloroplast has evolved from an endosymbiotic eukaryote.