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Research Article

The Non-Flagellar Type III Secretion System Evolved from the Bacterial Flagellum and Diversified into Host-Cell Adapted Systems

  • Sophie S. Abby mail,

    sophie.abby@pasteur.fr

    Affiliations: Institut Pasteur, Microbial Evolutionary Genomics, Département Génomes et Génétique, Paris, France, CNRS, UMR3525, Paris, France

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  • Eduardo P. C. Rocha

    Affiliations: Institut Pasteur, Microbial Evolutionary Genomics, Département Génomes et Génétique, Paris, France, CNRS, UMR3525, Paris, France

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  • Published: September 27, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1002983

About the Authors

Sophie S. Abby, Eduardo P. C. Rocha
Institut Pasteur, Microbial Evolutionary Genomics, Département Génomes et Génétique, Paris, France
Sophie S. Abby, Eduardo P. C. Rocha
CNRS, UMR3525, Paris, France

Corresponding Author

Email: sophie.abby@pasteur.fr

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

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