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Evolutionary cell biology: Functional insight from “Endless forms most beautiful”

Richardson, Elizabeth, Zerr, Kelly, Tsaousis, Anastasios D., Dorrell, Richard G., Dacks, Joel B. (2015) Evolutionary cell biology: Functional insight from “Endless forms most beautiful”. Molecular Biology of the Cell, 26 (25). pp. 4532-4538. ISSN 1059-1524. E-ISSN 1939-4586. (doi:10.1091/mbc.E14-10-1433.) (KAR id:52930)

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Abstract

In animal and fungal model organisms, the complexities of cell biology have been analyzed in exquisite detail and much is known about how these organisms function at the cellular level. However, the model organisms cell biologists generally use include only a tiny fraction of the true diversity of eukaryotic cellular forms. The divergent cellular processes observed in these more distant lineages are still largely unknown in the general scientific community. Despite the relative obscurity of these organisms, comparative studies of them across eukaryotic diversity have had profound implications for our understanding of fundamental cell biology in all species and have revealed the evolution and origins of previously observed cellular processes. In this Perspective, we will discuss the complexity of cell biology found across the eukaryotic tree, and three specific examples of where studies of divergent cell biology have altered our understanding of key functional aspects of mitochondria, plastids, and membrane trafficking.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1091/mbc.E14-10-1433.
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > School of Biosciences
Depositing User: Anastasios Tsaousis
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2015 18:59 UTC
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2020 04:08 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/52930 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Tsaousis, Anastasios D.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5424-1905
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