Lynn Margulis: The Champion of Symbiogenesis

Varsha Singh (Lead / Corresponding author)

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The origin of the eukaryotic cell has puzzled scientists for over a century. Although several
theories were proposed to explain the origin of eukaryotic cells, it was the carefully crafted
tale of the evolution of organelles by Lynn Margulis in 1967 that provided the most logical and
comprehensive series of events leading to the presence of mitochondria and chloroplast in the
extant eukaryotic cell. I came across her work as an undergraduate in science in the 1990s. For
me, symbiosis is as synonymous with Lynn Margulis as evolution is with Charles Darwin.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)475-477
Number of pages3
Issue number4
Early online date24 Apr 2021
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2021

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