An ancient endosymbiosis of an α-proteobacterium produced a diverse range of organelles including mitochondria. Reconstruction of the Pygsuia biforma proteome adds to the mosaic of functional systems present in mitochondrial-related organelles and demonstrates the role of horizontal gene transfer.
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