Gene Transfer from Bacteria and Archaea Facilitated Evolution of an Extremophilic Eukaryote

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Schoenknecht, Gerald; Chen, Wei-Hua; Ternes, Chad M.; Barbier, Guillaume G.; Shrestha, Roshan P.; Stanke, Mario; Bräutigam, Andrea; Baker, Brett J.; Banfield, Jillian F.; Garavito, R. Michael; Carr, Kevin; Wilkerson, Curtis; Rensing, Stefan A.; Gagneul, David; Dickenson, Nicholas E.; Oesterhelt, Christine; Lercher, Martin J.; Weber, Andreas P. M.;

Some microbial eukaryotes, such as the extremophilic red alga Galdieria sulphuraria, live in hot, toxic metal-rich, acidic environments. To elucidate the underlying molecular mechanisms of adaptation, we sequenced the 13.7-megabase genome of G. sulphuraria. This alga sh... View more
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