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Research Article

Bacterial Genes in the Aphid Genome: Absence of Functional Gene Transfer from Buchnera to Its Host

  • Naruo Nikoh,

    Affiliation: Department of Liberal Arts, The Open University of Japan, Chiba, Japan

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  • John P. McCutcheon,

    Affiliation: Center for Insect Science, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Toshiaki Kudo,

    Affiliation: Discovery Research Institute, RIKEN, Wako, Saitama, Japan

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  • Shin-ya Miyagishima,

    Affiliation: Advanced Science Institute, RIKEN, Wako, Saitama, Japan

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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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  • Atsushi Nakabachi mail

    bachi@riken.jp

    Affiliation: Advanced Science Institute, RIKEN, Wako, Saitama, Japan

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  • Published: February 26, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000827

About the Authors

Naruo Nikoh
Department of Liberal Arts, The Open University of Japan, Chiba, Japan
John P. McCutcheon
Center for Insect Science, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America
Toshiaki Kudo
Discovery Research Institute, RIKEN, Wako, Saitama, Japan
Shin-ya Miyagishima, Atsushi Nakabachi
Advanced Science Institute, RIKEN, Wako, Saitama, Japan
Nancy A. Moran
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: bachi@riken.jp

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: NN JPM NAM AN. Performed the experiments: NN JPM NAM AN. Analyzed the data: NN JPM NAM AN. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JPM TK SM NAM AN. Wrote the paper: NN JPM NAM AN.