Evolution: one thread to unite them all

Curr Biol. 2013 Aug 19;23(16):R679-81. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2013.06.048.


Mitochondria play import roles in the overall metabolism of eukaryotes. Traditionally, they have played a secondary role to the nucleus in the origin of eukaryotes. However, their relative positions in this crucial event for eukaryotic evolution might be reversed.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Chytridiomycota / genetics*
  • DNA, Fungal / genetics*
  • DNA, Protozoan / genetics*
  • Genome, Fungal*
  • Genome, Protozoan*
  • Microsporidia / genetics*
  • Phylogeny*
  • Rhizaria / genetics*


  • DNA, Fungal
  • DNA, Protozoan