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The Oxytricha trifallax Macronuclear Genome: A Complex Eukaryotic Genome with 16,000 Tiny Chromosomes

  • Estienne C. Swart,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • John R. Bracht,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • Vincent Magrini,

    Affiliations: The Genome Institute, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America, Department of Genetics, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Patrick Minx,

    Affiliation: The Genome Institute, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Xiao Chen,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • Yi Zhou,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • Jaspreet S. Khurana,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • Aaron D. Goldman,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • Mariusz Nowacki,

    Affiliations: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America, Institute of Cell Biology, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

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  • Klaas Schotanus,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • Seolkyoung Jung,

    Affiliation: Janelia Farm Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Ashburn, Virginia, United States of America

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  • Robert S. Fulton,

    Affiliations: The Genome Institute, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America, Department of Genetics, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Amy Ly,

    Affiliation: The Genome Institute, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Sean McGrath,

    Affiliation: The Genome Institute, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Kevin Haub,

    Affiliation: The Genome Institute, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Jessica L. Wiggins,

    Affiliation: Sequencing Core Facility, Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • Donna Storton,

    Affiliation: Sequencing Core Facility, Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • John C. Matese,

    Affiliation: Sequencing Core Facility, Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • Lance Parsons,

    Affiliation: Bioinformatics Group, Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • Wei-Jen Chang,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States of America

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  • Michael S. Bowen,

    Affiliation: Biology Department, Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Nicholas A. Stover,

    Affiliation: Biology Department, Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Thomas A. Jones,

    Affiliation: Janelia Farm Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Ashburn, Virginia, United States of America

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  • Sean R. Eddy,

    Affiliation: Janelia Farm Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Ashburn, Virginia, United States of America

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  • Glenn A. Herrick,

    Affiliation: Biology Department, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

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  • Thomas G. Doak,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Indiana, Bloomington, Indiana, United States of America

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  • Richard K. Wilson,

    Affiliations: The Genome Institute, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America, Department of Genetics, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Elaine R. Mardis,

    Affiliations: The Genome Institute, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America, Department of Genetics, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Laura F. Landweber mail

    lfl@princeton.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • Published: January 29, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001473

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