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Following Tetraploidy in Maize, a Short Deletion Mechanism Removed Genes Preferentially from One of the Two Homeologs

  • Margaret R. Woodhouse equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Margaret R. Woodhouse, James C. Schnable

    Affiliation: Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • James C. Schnable equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Margaret R. Woodhouse, James C. Schnable

    Affiliation: Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Brent S. Pedersen,

    Affiliation: Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Eric Lyons,

    Affiliation: Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Damon Lisch,

    Affiliation: Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Shabarinath Subramaniam,

    Affiliation: Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Michael Freeling mail

    freeling@berkeley.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Published: June 29, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1000409

About the Authors

Margaret R. Woodhouse, James C. Schnable, Brent S. Pedersen, Eric Lyons, Damon Lisch, Shabarinath Subramaniam, Michael Freeling
Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: freeling@berkeley.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

The author(s) have made the following declarations about their contributions: Conceived and designed the experiments: MRW JS MF. Performed the experiments: MRW JS BP EL MF. Analyzed the data: MRW JS BP EL DRL SS MF. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MF. Wrote the paper: MRW JS DRL MF.