- From endo- + symbiotic. (Wiktionary)
“What's interesting about this study is that it challenges a widely held hypothesis that Eucarya arose out of the fusion of a bacterium with an archaeon (also known as the endosymbiotic origin of the nucleus, not to be confused with the endosymbiotic origin of mitochondria and chloroplasts).”
“We figure it's some kind of endosymbiotic infection.”
“Should we dismiss her work on the endosymbiotic theory because of her other views?”
“Someone like, Lynn Margulis, a distinguished member of the National Academy of Science and one of the early developers of the endosymbiotic theory for the evolution of eukaryotic cells.”
“Then, following the endosymbiotic origin of eukaryotes, it remained unicelluar for another half billion years.”
“Margulis is best known for endosymbiotic theory (which proposes that mitochondria in animal cells and chloroplasts in plant cells are derived from bacteria that were engulfed and formed a symbiotic relationship with other cells) and the Gaia hypothesis.”
“The extensive gene transfer that is needed in the endosymbiotic theory would wreak havoc in a complex genome since frequent insertion of random pieces of mitochondrial DNA would disrupt existing functions.”
“When we do try to envision a mechanistic scenario based on the endosymbiotic theory, we quickly run into problems.”
“There are alternative explanations for the origin of mitochondria that can compete with the endosymbiotic theory and that are in line with the phylogenetic data.”
“If these criteria are not met, the endosymbiotic theory cannot be considered to be a scientific fact that has been proven beyond reasonable doubt.”
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