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Reference Molecular identification of rickettsial endosymbionts in the non-phagotrophic volvocalean green algae. Kawafune K, Hongoh Y, Hamaji T, Nozaki H. PloS one. 2012.
Abstract The order Rickettsiales comprises gram-negative obligate intracellular bacteria (also called rickettsias) that are mainly associated with arthropod hosts. This group is medically important because it contains human-pathogenic species that cause dangerous diseases. Until now, there has been no report of non-phagotrophic photosynthetic eukaryotes, such as green plants, harboring rickettsias.
Pubmed ID 22363720