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Selecting One of Several Mating Types through Gene Segment Joining and Deletion in Tetrahymena thermophila

  • Marcella D. Cervantes,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States of America

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  • Eileen P. Hamilton,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States of America

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  • Jie Xiong,

    Affiliation: Key Laboratory of Aquatic Biodiversity and Conservation, Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, China

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  • Michael J. Lawson,

    Affiliation: Biomolecular Science and Engineering Program, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States of America

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  • Dongxia Yuan,

    Affiliation: Key Laboratory of Aquatic Biodiversity and Conservation, Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, China

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  • Michalis Hadjithomas,

    Affiliation: The J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Wei Miao mail,

    miaowei@ihb.ac.cn (WM); orias@lifesci.ucsb.edu (EO)

    Affiliation: Key Laboratory of Aquatic Biodiversity and Conservation, Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, China

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  • Eduardo Orias mail

    miaowei@ihb.ac.cn (WM); orias@lifesci.ucsb.edu (EO)

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States of America

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  • Published: March 26, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001518

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PLOS Biologue Blog Post

Posted by RoliRoberts on 27 Mar 2013 at 09:53 GMT

Also see this PLOS Biologue blog post:
http://blogs.plos.org/bio...

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