PerspectiveGenetics

The Bacterial World Gets Smaller

Science  13 Oct 2006:
Vol. 314, Issue 5797, pp. 259-260
DOI: 10.1126/science.1133739

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Summary

Bacterial symbionts with miniscule genomes can survive by relying on gene expression by host cells or other symbionts. This system may mimic the process of organelle genome evolution.