MadSci Network: Evolution

Subject: Introns in mitochondria and the endosymbiotic theory

Date: Sun Nov 19 18:07:39 2006
Posted by Jordi
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Area of science: Evolution
ID: 1163984859.Ev

If mitochondria arose by a proteobacteria being engulfed by a eukaryote, and 
prokaryotes have no introns, why are there introns in yeast mitochondria? 
Shouldn't they be inron free if they came from a prokaryote?

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