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Research Article

A Novel Human-Infection-Derived Bacterium Provides Insights into the Evolutionary Origins of Mutualistic Insect–Bacterial Symbioses

  • Adam L. Clayton mail,

    aclayto@gmail.com

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

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  • Kelly F. Oakeson,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

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  • Maria Gutin,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

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  • Arthur Pontes,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

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  • Diane M. Dunn,

    Affiliation: Department of Human Genetics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

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  • Andrew C. von Niederhausern,

    Affiliation: Department of Human Genetics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

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  • Robert B. Weiss,

    Affiliation: Department of Human Genetics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

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  • Mark Fisher,

    Affiliations: ARUP Institute for Clinical and Experimental Pathology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America, Department of Pathology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

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  • Colin Dale

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

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  • Published: November 15, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1002990

About the Authors

Adam L. Clayton, Kelly F. Oakeson, Maria Gutin, Arthur Pontes, Colin Dale
Department of Biology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America
Diane M. Dunn, Andrew C. von Niederhausern, Robert B. Weiss
Department of Human Genetics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America
Mark Fisher
ARUP Institute for Clinical and Experimental Pathology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America
Mark Fisher
Department of Pathology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: aclayto@gmail.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ALC KFO RBW MF CD. Performed the experiments: ALC KFO MG AP DMD ACvN RBW MF CD. Analyzed the data: ALC KFO MG AP DMD ACvN RBW MF CD. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RBW MF CD. Wrote the paper: ALC KFO RBW MF CD.