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Biochemical Diversification through Foreign Gene Expression in Bdelloid Rotifers

  • Chiara Boschetti equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Chiara Boschetti, Adrian Carr, Alastair Crisp

    Affiliation: Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Adrian Carr equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Chiara Boschetti, Adrian Carr, Alastair Crisp

    Affiliations: Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, Cambridge Systems Biology Centre, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Alastair Crisp equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Chiara Boschetti, Adrian Carr, Alastair Crisp

    Affiliation: Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Isobel Eyres,

    Affiliation: Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Yuan Wang-Koh,

    Affiliation: Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Esther Lubzens,

    Affiliations: Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, National Institute of Oceanography, Haifa, Israel

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  • Timothy G. Barraclough,

    Affiliation: Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Gos Micklem mail,

    gmicklem@gen.cam.ac.uk (G Micklem); at10004@cam.ac.uk (A Tunnacliffe)

    Affiliations: Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, Cambridge Systems Biology Centre, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Alan Tunnacliffe mail

    gmicklem@gen.cam.ac.uk (G Micklem); at10004@cam.ac.uk (A Tunnacliffe)

    Affiliation: Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Published: November 15, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1003035

About the Authors

Chiara Boschetti, Alastair Crisp, Esther Lubzens, Alan Tunnacliffe
Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Adrian Carr, Yuan Wang-Koh, Gos Micklem
Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Adrian Carr, Gos Micklem
Cambridge Systems Biology Centre, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Isobel Eyres, Timothy G. Barraclough
Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
Esther Lubzens
National Institute of Oceanography, Haifa, Israel

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: C Boschetti, A Carr, A Crisp, TG Barraclough, G Micklem, A Tunnacliffe. Performed the experiments: C Boschetti, A Carr, A Crisp, I Eyres, Y Wang-Koh, E Lubzens, TG Barraclough. Analyzed the data: C Boschetti, A Carr, A Crisp, I Eyres, Y Wang-Koh, E Lubzens, TG Barraclough, G Micklem, A Tunnacliffe. Wrote the paper: C Boschetti, A Crisp, TG Barraclough, G Micklem, A Tunnacliffe.