Membrane Heredity Composed by Symbiogenesis
Journal of Plant Sciences
Volume 2, Issue 2, April 2014, Pages: 82-88
Received: Mar. 16, 2014; Accepted: Apr. 10, 2014; Published: Apr. 20, 2014
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Javeed Hussain, College of Life Science and Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China
Guangxiao Yang, College of Life Science and Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China
Guangyuan He, College of Life Science and Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China
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Symbiogenesis overshadows the importance of other eukaryogenetic processes. By working on the endosymbiotic cellular heredity in its entirety, it transformed the eukaryotic world. This mini-review strived to produce a concise account of symbiogenetic heredity of membranes in eukaryotes. Symbiogenesis integrated the endosymbiotic alpha-proteobacterium and cyanobacterium with the host, by utilising almost all the major prokaryotic components of membranes and protein translocation machinery along with a lot of eukaryotic inventions. It beautifully compartmentalized the eukaryotic cell by putting the prokaryotic membranes in continuity with the eukaryotic membranes and produced a whole spectrum of membrane topologies. Topogenesis of symbiogenetic hereditary membranes produced cell organelles with a diversity of metabolic capabilities. Development of protein translocation system manifests real ingenuity of symbiogenetic processes which integrates the working of entire compliment of cellular organelles. Protein translocation systems are also chimera of prokaryotic and eukaryotic components
Membrane Heredity, Symbiogenesis of Mitochondria, Symbiogenesis of Plastids, Membrane Chimera, Membrane Topology, Protein Import, Protein Translocation, Endosymbiosis
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Javeed Hussain, Guangxiao Yang, Guangyuan He, Membrane Heredity Composed by Symbiogenesis, Journal of Plant Sciences. Vol. 2, No. 2, 2014, pp. 82-88. doi: 10.11648/j.jps.20140202.11
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