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Research Article

A Gene Family Derived from Transposable Elements during Early Angiosperm Evolution Has Reproductive Fitness Benefits in Arabidopsis thaliana

  • Zoé Joly-Lopez equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Zoé Joly-Lopez, Ewa Forczek, Douglas R. Hoen

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  • Ewa Forczek equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Zoé Joly-Lopez, Ewa Forczek, Douglas R. Hoen

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  • Douglas R. Hoen equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Zoé Joly-Lopez, Ewa Forczek, Douglas R. Hoen

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  • Nikoleta Juretic,
  • Thomas E. Bureau mail

    thomas.bureau@mcgill.ca

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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  • Published: September 06, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1002931

About the Authors

Thomas E. Bureau
Department of Biology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Corresponding Author

Email: thomas.bureau@mcgill.ca

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ZJ-L EF NJ TEB. Performed the experiments: ZJ-L EF DRH NJ. Analyzed the data: ZJ-L EF DRH. Wrote the paper: ZJ-L DRH.