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Selective pressure against horizontally acquired prokaryotic genes as a driving force of plastid evolution
Llorente, Briardo (Centre de Recerca en Agrigenòmica)
Souza, Flavio S. J. de (Instituto de Investigaciones en Ingeniería Genética y Biología Molecular Dr. Héctor Torres)
Soto, Gabriela (Instituto de Investigaciones en Ingeniería Genética y Biología Molecular Dr. Héctor Torres)
Meyer, Cristian (Instituto de Investigaciones en Ingeniería Genética y Biología Molecular Dr. Héctor Torres)
Alonso, Guillermo D. (Instituto de Investigaciones en Ingeniería Genética y Biología Molecular Dr. Héctor Torres)
Flawiá, Mirtha M. (Instituto de Investigaciones en Ingeniería Genética y Biología Molecular Dr. Héctor Torres)
Bravo-Almonacid, Fernando (Instituto de Investigaciones en Ingeniería Genética y Biología Molecular Dr. Héctor Torres)
Ayub, Nicolás D. (Instituto de Genética Ewald A. Favret)
Rodríguez Concepción, Manuel (Centre de Recerca en Agrigenòmica)

Date: 2016
Abstract: The plastid organelle comprises a high proportion of nucleus-encoded proteins that were acquired from different prokaryotic donors via independent horizontal gene transfers following its primary endosymbiotic origin. What forces drove the targeting of these alien proteins to the plastid remains an unresolved evolutionary question. To better understand this process we screened for suitable candidate proteins to recapitulate their prokaryote-to-eukaryote transition. Here we identify the ancient horizontal transfer of a bacterial polyphenol oxidase (PPO) gene to the nuclear genome of an early land plant ancestor and infer the possible mechanism behind the plastidial localization of the encoded enzyme. Arabidopsis plants expressing PPO versions either lacking or harbouring a plastid-targeting signal allowed examining fitness consequences associated with its subcellular localization. Markedly, a deleterious effect on plant growth was highly correlated with PPO activity only when producing the non-targeted enzyme, suggesting that selection favoured the fixation of plastid-targeted protein versions. Our results reveal a possible evolutionary mechanism of how selection against heterologous genes encoding cytosolic proteins contributed in incrementing plastid proteome complexity from non-endosymbiotic gene sources, a process that may also impact mitochondrial evolution.
Note: Número d'acord de subvenció EC/FP7/300862
Note: Número d'acord de subvenció MINECO/BIO2011/23680
Note: Número d'acord de subvenció AGAUR/2014/SGR-1434
Note: Altres ajuts: del Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas- Argentina (CONICET) i del Programa Iberoamericano de Ciencia y Tecnología para el Desarrollo (IBERCAROT).
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Language: Anglès.
Document: article ; recerca ; publishedVersion
Published in: Scientific reports, Vol. 6 (Jan. 2016) , art. 19036, ISSN 2045-2322

DOI: 10.1038/srep19036
PMID: 26750147


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