Endosymbiosis: protein targeting further erodes the organelle/symbiont distinction

Curr Biol. 2014 Jul 21;24(14):R654-R655. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2014.05.073.


New work in aphids shows that a nuclear-encoded protein resulting from a horizontal gene transfer is targeted to a bacterial symbiont, further blurring the distinction between organelle and symbiont.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Aphids / genetics*
  • Bacteria / genetics*
  • Genes, Bacterial / genetics*
  • Symbiosis / genetics*