Endosymbiosis in ciliates

Kranželić, Daria (2016) Endosymbiosis in ciliates. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Abstract

Endosymbiosis is one of the most important evolutionary step in the development of a eukaryotic cell. This theory explains the origin of organels like mitochondria and chloroplasts. After setting up the theory there wasn't a lot of knowledge on how endosymbiosis occurred and what kind of relationship exsists within the host and symbiont. In order to clarify the mechanisms of endosymbiosis there was a need for suitable model organisms. One of them is ciliate genus Paramecium and its symbionts. Endosymbiosis with Holospora species offer us a view on primary endosymbiosis, and endosymbiosis with Chlorella species could clarify secondary endosymbiosis. In this article we took a closer look on the process of endosymbiosis in ciliates, which provides us with the insight into possible mechanusms of eukaryote evolution . For further research of endosymbiosis, new methods are needed in order to fully resolve the mystery of the emergence of eukaryotes.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Supervisor: Matoničkin Kepčija, Renata
Date: 2016
Number of Pages: 12
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Grozdana Sirotic
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2016 11:01
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2016 11:01
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/5215

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