Mikrobielle Symbiosen und die Evolution neuer Organellen


Mitochondria and plastids evolved more than one billion years ago from bacterial endosymbionts. Besides these organelles, there is a large diversity of more recently acquired bacterial endosymbionts that provide their hosts with diverse metabolic functions. We use the protists Paulinella chromatophora and Angomonas deanei as model systems to study the molecular mechanisms underpinning endosymbiotic interactions and the transformation of a bacterial endosymbiont into a genetically integrated organelle.

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Linda Oberleitner 2009–2014 Biologiestudium an der Universität Düsseldorf; dort seit 2016 Promotionsstudentin in der Gruppe von Dr. E. Nowack im Rahmen des SFB1208 der DFG.

Georg Ehret 2011–2017 Biologiestudium an der Universität Düsseldorf; dort seit 2017 Promotionsstudent in der Gruppe von Dr. E. Nowack im Rahmen der Manchot Graduiertenschule „Molecules of Infection“.

Eva Nowack 1999–2003 Biologiestudium an der Universität zu Köln; dort 2009 Promotion bei Prof. Dr. M. Melkonian in der International Graduate School for Genetics and Functional Genomics. 2010–2014 Postdoc unter Anleitung von Prof. Dr. A. Grossman, Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford, Kalifornien, als DFG-Stipendiatin. Seit 2014 Leitung der DFG-finanzierten (NO 1090/1-1) Emmy-Noether-Gruppe „Mikrobielle Symbiose und Organellenevolution„, Universität Düsseldorf.

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Oberleitner, L., Ehret, G. & Nowack, E.C.M. Mikrobielle Symbiosen und die Evolution neuer Organellen. Biospektrum 25, 268–270 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12268-019-1043-9

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