klier at iscsvax.uni.edu writes:
>Keith Robison writes:
>> Chloroplast -- liverwort, tobacco, rice, beechdrops
>> Plant mitochondrial -- liverwort (Chlamydomonas? -- I'm not sure)
>> Arabidopsis -- a few cosmid-sized (50Kb) segments done.
>Ah, the zoological biases strike again ;-)
>Chlamydomonas is an alga.
Ooopss --- and I even used to work on the thing, so I know better.
However, in my defense, I believe the rRNA data puts the green
plant -- green alga split after the animal-fungal-plant radiation,
so the clumping is not entirely without basis (On the other hand,
Chlamy's mitochondrial genome doesn't look like that of land plants,
so get out the wet noodle for another round :-)
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Department of Genetics / HHMI
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