The evolution of the flagellar assembly pathway in endosymbiotic bacterial genomes.

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Genome shrinkage is a common feature of most intracellular pathogens and symbionts. Reduction of genome sizes is among the best-characterized evolutionary ways of intracellular organisms to save and avoid maintaining expensive redundant biological processes. Endosymbiotic bacteria of insects are examples of biological economy taken to completion because… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/molbev/msn153

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@article{Toft2008TheEO, title={The evolution of the flagellar assembly pathway in endosymbiotic bacterial genomes.}, author={Christina Toft and Mario A. Fares}, journal={Molecular biology and evolution}, year={2008}, volume={25 9}, pages={2069-76} }