Plastid Genome Evolution, Volume 85 provides a summary of recent research on plastid genome variation and evolution across photosynthetic organisms. It covers topics ranging from the causes and consequences of genomic changes, to the phylogenetic utility of plastomes for resolving relationships across the photosynthetic tree of life. This newly released volume presents thorough, up-to-date information on coevolution between the plastid and nuclear genomes, with chapters on plastid autonomy vs. nuclear control over plastid function, establishment and genetic integration of plastids, plastid genomes in alveolate protists, plastid genomes of glaucophytes, the evolution of the plastid genome in chlorophyte and streptophyte green algae, and more.
1. Plastid Autonomy Versus Nuclear Control Over Plastid Function Jan de Vries and John M. Archibald 2. Lost in the Light: Plastid Genome Evolution in Nonphotosynthetic Algae David R. Smith 3. Plastid Genomes in the Myzozoa Sergio A. Munoz-Gomez and Claudio H. Slamovits 4. Comparative Plastid Genomics of Glaucophytes Adrian Reyes-Prieto, Sarah Russell, Francisco Figueroa-Martinez and Christopher Jackson 5. Analysis of Forty Plastid Genomes Resolves Relationships in Diatoms and Identifies Genome-Scale Evolutionary Patterns Mengjie Yu, Matt P. Ashworth, Nahid H. Hajrah, Mohammad A. Khiyami, Mumdooh J. Sabir, Alawiah M. Alhebshi, Abdulrahman L. Al-Malki, Jamal S.M. Sabir, Edward C. Theriot and Robert K. Jansen 6. Evolution of the Plastid Genome in Green Algae Monique Turmel and Claude Lemieux 7. Evolution of Gymnosperm Plastid Genomes Shu-Miaw Chaw, Chung-Shien Wu and Edi Sudianto 8. Aberration Or Analogy? The Atypical Plastomes of Geraniaceae Tracey A. Ruhlman and Robert K. Jansen 9. Structural Diversity Among Plastid Genomes of Land Plants Jeffrey P. Mower and Trisha L. Vickrey 10. Plastome Phylogenetics: 30 Years of Inferences Into Plant Evolution Matthew A. Gitzendanner, Pamela S. Soltis, Tingshuang Yi, De-Zhu Li and Douglas E. Soltis 11. Molecular Evolution of Plastid Genomes in Parasitic Flowering Plants Susann Wicke and Julia Naumann