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Research Article

Rapid Pathway Evolution Facilitated by Horizontal Gene Transfers across Prokaryotic Lineages

  • Wataru Iwasaki mail,

    iwasaki@cb.k.u-tokyo.ac.jp

    Affiliation: Department of Computational Biology, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan

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  • Toshihisa Takagi

    Affiliations: Department of Computational Biology, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan, Database Center for Life Science, Research Organization of Information and Systems, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan

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  • Published: March 06, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000402

About the Authors

Wataru Iwasaki, Toshihisa Takagi
Department of Computational Biology, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan
Toshihisa Takagi
Database Center for Life Science, Research Organization of Information and Systems, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Corresponding Author

Email: iwasaki@cb.k.u-tokyo.ac.jp

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: WI. Performed the experiments: WI. Analyzed the data: WI. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: WI. Wrote the paper: WI. Supervised the project: TT.