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Research Article

Origin of an Alternative Genetic Code in the Extremely Small and GC–Rich Genome of a Bacterial Symbiont

  • John P. McCutcheon mail,

    jmccutch@email.arizona.edu

    Affiliations: Center for Insect Science, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Bradon R. McDonald,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Nancy A. Moran

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Published: July 17, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000565

About the Authors

John P. McCutcheon
Center for Insect Science, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America
John P. McCutcheon, Bradon R. McDonald, Nancy A. Moran
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: jmccutch@email.arizona.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JPM NAM. Performed the experiments: JPM BRM. Analyzed the data: JPM NAM. Wrote the paper: JPM NAM.