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Origins of Plastids: Symbiogenesis, Prochlorophytes and the Origins of Chloroplasts
Origins of Plastids looks at symbiosis and symbiogenesis as a mechanism of evolution. This theory of endosymbiotic evolution postulates that photosynthetic prokaryotes living as endosymbionts within eukaryotic cells gradually evolved into the organelle structures called chloroplasts. The theory is controversial but has been strongly advocated by Lynn Margulis. Based on a c ...more
Hardcover, 393 pages
Published February 28th 1993 by Springer
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