Evolving Thoughts

Chloroplast origins

Chris Taylor at Catalogue of Organisms has an absolutely stunning review of the origin of chloroplasts in eukaryotes. It’s so good I thought it was from Elio Schaechter’s blog Small Things Considered when it first popped up in my reader – higher praise there is not.


  1. #1 Christopher Taylor
    May 6, 2009

    I’m blushing…

  2. #2 Argon
    May 7, 2009

    Nice. Good to see how the secondary acquisitions are being sorted out.

  3. #3 Elio
    May 8, 2009

    If you think that Christopher Taylor is blushing, Merry and I are aglow!

    Elio (Small Things Considered)

  4. #4 John S. Wilkins
    May 8, 2009

    I calls ‘em as I sees ‘em.

  5. #5 Monado
    May 8, 2009

    Do go to Small Things Considered and play the Swine flu protein translated to music.

    I remember learning that chlorophyll had a heme structure like that of hemoglobin, but with a Magnesium ion in the center instead of an iron atom.

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