Rapid evolution of enormous, multichromosomal genomes in flowering plant mitochondria with exceptionally high mutation rates.
PLoS Biol. 2012 Jan; 10(1):e1001241
Sloan DB, Alverson AJ, Chuckalovcak JP, Wu M, McCauley DE, Palmer JD, Taylor DR. PLoS Biol. 2012 Jan; 10(1):e1001241
This article reports the largest known mitochondrial genomes, sequenced from two plants of the Silene genus: S. noctiflora and S. conica. Remarkably, these two species have experienced a dramatic increase in mitochondrial substitution rate in the recent past.
The mitochondrial genomes of plants are relatively large and include...
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