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Strict Host-Symbiont Cospeciation and Reductive Genome Evolution in Insect Gut Bacteria

  • Takahiro Hosokawa,

    Affiliations: Institute for Biological Resources and Functions, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba, Japan, Department of Systems Sciences, University of Tokyo, Meguro, Tokyo, Japan

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  • Yoshitomo Kikuchi,

    Affiliations: Institute for Biological Resources and Functions, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba, Japan, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Naruo Nikoh,

    Affiliation: Division of Natural Sciences, University of the Air, Chiba, Japan

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  • Masakazu Shimada,

    Affiliation: Department of Systems Sciences, University of Tokyo, Meguro, Tokyo, Japan

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  • Takema Fukatsu mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: t-fukatsu@aist.go.jp

    Affiliation: Institute for Biological Resources and Functions, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba, Japan

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  • Published: October 10, 2006
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0040337

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