Loss of genes related to Nucleotide Excision Repair (NER) and implications for reductive genome evolution in symbionts of deep-sea vesicomyid clams

@inproceedings{Shimamura2017LossOG,
  title={Loss of genes related to Nucleotide Excision Repair (NER) and implications for reductive genome evolution in symbionts of deep-sea vesicomyid clams},
  author={Shigeru Shimamura and Takashi Kaneko and Genki Ozawa and Mamiko Nishino Matsumoto and Takeru Koshiishi and Yoshihiro Takaki and C. O. Sayaka Kato and Ken Takai and Takao Yoshida and Katsunori Fujikura and James P. Barry and Tadashi Maruyama},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2017}
}
Intracellular thioautotrophic symbionts of deep-sea vesicomyid clams lack some DNA repair genes and are thought to be undergoing reductive genome evolution (RGE). In this study, we addressed two questions, 1) how these symbionts lost their DNA repair genes and 2) how such losses affect RGE. For the first question, we examined genes associated with… CONTINUE READING