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Research Article

Horizontal Transfer, Not Duplication, Drives the Expansion of Protein Families in Prokaryotes

  • Todd J. Treangen mail,

    treangen@pasteur.fr

    Affiliations: Institut Pasteur, Microbial Evolutionary Genomics, Département Génomes et Génétique, Paris, France, CNRS, URA2171, Paris, France, UPMC Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Atelier de Bioinformatique, Paris, France

    Current address: Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Eduardo P. C. Rocha

    Affiliations: Institut Pasteur, Microbial Evolutionary Genomics, Département Génomes et Génétique, Paris, France, CNRS, URA2171, Paris, France, UPMC Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Atelier de Bioinformatique, Paris, France

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  • Published: January 27, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1001284

About the Authors

Todd J. Treangen, Eduardo P. C. Rocha
Institut Pasteur, Microbial Evolutionary Genomics, Département Génomes et Génétique, Paris, France
Todd J. Treangen, Eduardo P. C. Rocha
CNRS, URA2171, Paris, France
Todd J. Treangen, Eduardo P. C. Rocha
UPMC Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Atelier de Bioinformatique, Paris, France

Corresponding Author

Email: treangen@pasteur.fr

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TJT EPCR. Performed the experiments: TJT. Analyzed the data: TJT EPCR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: TJT. Wrote the paper: TJT EPCR.