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Energy-providing bacterial endosymbiont enables its unicellular eukaryotic host to breathe nitrate, demonstrating that unicellular eukaryotes may acquire endosymbionts…

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Energy-providing bacterial endosymbiont enables its unicellular eukaryotic host to breathe nitrate, demonstrating that unicellular eukaryotes may acquire endosymbionts to complement or replace functions of their mitochondrial organelles.
Researchers from Bremen, together with their colleagues from the Max Planck Genome Center in Cologne and the aquatic research institute Eawag from Switzerland, have discovered a unique bacterium that lives inside a unicellular eukaryote and provides it with energy….

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