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Research Article

Adaptive Diversification in Genes That Regulate Resource Use in Escherichia coli

  • Christine C Spencer mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: spencer@zoology.ubc.ca

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

    ยค Current address: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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  • Melanie Bertrand,

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Michael Travisano,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Michael Doebeli

    Affiliations: Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Department of Mathematics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Published: January 19, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.0030015

About the Authors

Christine C Spencer, Melanie Bertrand, Michael Doebeli
Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Michael Travisano
Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, United States of America
Michael Doebeli
Department of Mathematics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Corresponding Author

Email: spencer@zoology.ubc.ca

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

CCS, MB, and MD conceived and designed the experiments. CCS and MB performed the experiments. CCS analyzed the data. MT and MD contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. CCS and MD wrote the paper.