Genome Evolution and Phylogenomic Analysis of Candidatus Kinetoplastibacterium, the Betaproteobacterial Endosymbionts of Strigomonas and Angomonas

@article{Alves2013GenomeEA,
  title={Genome Evolution and Phylogenomic Analysis of Candidatus Kinetoplastibacterium, the Betaproteobacterial Endosymbionts of Strigomonas and Angomonas},
  author={Jo{\~a}o M. P. Alves and Myrna G. Serrano and F Maia da Silva and Logan Voegtly and Andrey V. Matveyev and Marta M. G. Teixeira and Erney Plesmann de Camargo and Gregory A. Buck},
  journal={Genome Biology and Evolution},
  year={2013},
  volume={5},
  pages={338 - 350}
}
It has been long known that insect-infecting trypanosomatid flagellates from the genera Angomonas and Strigomonas harbor bacterial endosymbionts (Candidatus Kinetoplastibacterium or TPE [trypanosomatid proteobacterial endosymbiont]) that supplement the host metabolism. Based on previous analyses of other bacterial endosymbiont genomes from other lineages, a stereotypical path of genome evolution in such bacteria over the duration of their association with the eukaryotic host has been… 

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