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The Genetic System in Plant Mitochondria Has Several Special Features

Rasmusson, Allan LU and Møller, Ian M. (2010) In A Companion to Plant Physiology, 5th edition Online 2010. p.6-11
Abstract
The genetic systems in mitochondria and plastids differ both structurally and functionally from the nuclear genome and its gene expression. On the other hand, mitochondria share several genetic features with bacteria. For example, several genes are transcribed together and the ribosomes are of a prokaryotic type. This is in line with the evolutionary origin of the mitochondrion as an endosymbiont of the alpha-subclass of Proteobacteria, a group including the intracellular pathogen Ricketsia prowazekii (Gray et al. 1999).
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  author       = {Rasmusson, Allan and Møller, Ian M.},
  editor       = {Taiz, Lincoln and Zeiger, Eduardo},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {6--11},
  publisher    = {Sinauer Associates},
  series       = {A Companion to Plant Physiology, 5th edition},
  title        = {The Genetic System in Plant Mitochondria Has Several Special Features},
  volume       = {Online 2010},
  year         = {2010},
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