Sympatric Speciation in a Bacterial Endosymbiont Results in Two Genomes with the Functionality of One

@article{Leuven2014SympatricSI,
  title={Sympatric Speciation in a Bacterial Endosymbiont Results in Two Genomes with the Functionality of One},
  author={J. V. Leuven and Russell C. Meister and C. Simon and J. McCutcheon},
  journal={Cell},
  year={2014},
  volume={158},
  pages={1270-1280}
}
  • J. V. Leuven, Russell C. Meister, +1 author J. McCutcheon
  • Published 2014
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Cell
  • Mutualisms that become evolutionarily stable give rise to organismal interdependencies. Some insects have developed intracellular associations with communities of bacteria, where the interdependencies are manifest in patterns of complementary gene loss and retention among members of the symbiosis. Here, using comparative genomics and microscopy, we show that a three-member symbiotic community has become a four-way assemblage through a novel bacterial lineage-splitting event. In some but not all… CONTINUE READING
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