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Caenorhabditis elegans Genomic Response to Soil Bacteria Predicts Environment-Specific Genetic Effects on Life History Traits

  • Joseph D. Coolon,

    Affiliations: Ecological Genomics Institute, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, United States of America, Division of Biology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, United States of America

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  • Kenneth L. Jones,

    Affiliations: Ecological Genomics Institute, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, United States of America, Division of Biology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, United States of America

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  • Timothy C. Todd,

    Affiliations: Ecological Genomics Institute, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, United States of America, Department of Plant Pathology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, United States of America

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  • Bryanua C. Carr,

    Affiliations: Ecological Genomics Institute, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, United States of America, Division of Biology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, United States of America

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  • Michael A. Herman mail

    mherman@ksu.edu

    Affiliations: Ecological Genomics Institute, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, United States of America, Division of Biology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, United States of America

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  • Published: June 05, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000503

About the Authors

Joseph D. Coolon, Kenneth L. Jones, Timothy C. Todd, Bryanua C. Carr, Michael A. Herman
Ecological Genomics Institute, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, United States of America
Joseph D. Coolon, Kenneth L. Jones, Bryanua C. Carr, Michael A. Herman
Division of Biology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, United States of America
Timothy C. Todd
Department of Plant Pathology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: mherman@ksu.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JDC MAH. Performed the experiments: JDC BCC. Analyzed the data: JDC KLJ TCT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: KLJ. Wrote the paper: JDC MAH.