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Research Article

Within-Genome Evolution of REPINs: a New Family of Miniature Mobile DNA in Bacteria

  • Frederic Bertels mail,

    f.bertels@massey.ac.nz

    Affiliation: New Zealand Institute for Advanced Study and Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Ecology and Evolution, Massey University at Albany, Auckland, New Zealand

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  • Paul B. Rainey

    Affiliations: New Zealand Institute for Advanced Study and Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Ecology and Evolution, Massey University at Albany, Auckland, New Zealand, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Plön, Germany

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  • Published: June 16, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1002132

About the Authors

Frederic Bertels, Paul B. Rainey
New Zealand Institute for Advanced Study and Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Ecology and Evolution, Massey University at Albany, Auckland, New Zealand
Paul B. Rainey
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Plön, Germany

Corresponding Author

Email: f.bertels@massey.ac.nz

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: FB PBR. Performed the experiments: FB. Analyzed the data: FB. Wrote the paper: FB PBR.