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A microbial marriage reminiscent of mitochondrial evolution

Researchers describe a bacterial endosymbiont that they discovered living in a ciliate. Although associations between these types of organism are not uncommon, this case has some of the hallmarks of the #endosymbiosis that gave rise to mitochondria.


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https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-00500-6

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