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Chapter 55 : By Chance and Necessity: The Role of the Cytoskeleton in the Genesis of Eukaryotes
One of the most exciting and enduring obscurities of biology lies in the early stages of the evolution of “our” eukaryotic cells. The endosymbiotic theory accounts well for the present existence of the mitochondrial and chloroplast organelles of eukaryotes. Although there is evidence for present-day inter-bacterial endosymbiosis, the details of the route leading to the establishment of organelles remain enigmatic.