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Research Article

Genome Erosion in a Nitrogen-Fixing Vertically Transmitted Endosymbiotic Multicellular Cyanobacterium

  • Liang Ran equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Liang Ran, John Larsson

    Affiliation: Department of Botany, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • John Larsson equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Liang Ran, John Larsson

    Affiliation: Department of Botany, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Theoden Vigil-Stenman,

    Affiliation: Department of Botany, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Johan A. A. Nylander,

    Affiliation: Department of Botany, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Karolina Ininbergs,

    Affiliation: Department of Botany, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Wei-Wen Zheng,

    Affiliation: Biotechnology Research Center, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, China

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  • Alla Lapidus,

    Affiliation: Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, California, United States of America

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  • Stephen Lowry,

    Affiliation: Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, California, United States of America

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  • Robert Haselkorn,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Birgitta Bergman mail

    bergmanb@botan.su.se

    Affiliation: Department of Botany, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Published: July 08, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0011486
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Liang Ran, John Larsson, Theoden Vigil-Stenman, Johan A. A. Nylander, Karolina Ininbergs, Birgitta Bergman
Department of Botany, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
Wei-Wen Zheng
Biotechnology Research Center, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, China
Alla Lapidus, Stephen Lowry
Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, California, United States of America
Robert Haselkorn
Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: bergmanb@botan.su.se

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LR JL TVS JN WWZ RH BB. Performed the experiments: LR JL TVS JN KI AL SL. Analyzed the data: LR JL TVS JN KI WWZ AL SL RH BB. Wrote the paper: LR JL TVS JN BB.