Biologist Lynn Margulis proposed that eukaryotic organisms acquired mitochondria and chloroplasts by symbiosis of prokaryotic organisms. Below is a proposed scheme for these transfers within the origins of the Kingdoms of Life.

1 Glossary:

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Symbiotic: A relationship between two organisms that live in intimate contact with each other. Symbiosis includes mutualism (both organisms benefit, they rely on each other for survival), parasitism (one organism benefits at its host's expense), and commensalism (one partner benefits and the other is neither benefitted nor harmed).

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