Gain and loss of multiple functionally related, horizontally transferred genes in the reduced genomes of two microsporidian parasites.

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Microsporidia of the genus Encephalitozoon are widespread pathogens of animals that harbor the smallest known nuclear genomes. Complete sequences from Encephalitozoon intestinalis (2.3 Mbp) and Encephalitozoon cuniculi (2.9 Mbp) revealed massive gene losses and reduction of intergenic regions as factors leading to their drastically reduced genome size… (More)
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1205020109

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@article{Pombert2012GainAL, title={Gain and loss of multiple functionally related, horizontally transferred genes in the reduced genomes of two microsporidian parasites.}, author={Jean-François Pombert and Mohammed Selman and Fabien Burki and Floyd T Bardell and Laurent Farinelli and Leellen F. Solter and Douglas W. Whitman and Louis M Weiss and N. Corradi and Patrick J. Keeling}, journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America}, year={2012}, volume={109 31}, pages={12638-43} }