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Research Article

Manipulating or Superseding Host Recombination Functions: A Dilemma That Shapes Phage Evolvability

  • Louis-Marie Bobay mail,

    louis-marie.bobay@pasteur.fr

    Affiliations: Microbial Evolutionary Genomics, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France, CNRS, UMR3525, Paris, France, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Cellule Pasteur UPMC, Paris, France

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  • Marie Touchon,

    Affiliations: Microbial Evolutionary Genomics, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France, CNRS, UMR3525, Paris, France

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  • Eduardo P. C. Rocha

    Affiliations: Microbial Evolutionary Genomics, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France, CNRS, UMR3525, Paris, France

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  • Published: September 26, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1003825

About the Authors

Louis-Marie Bobay, Marie Touchon, Eduardo P. C. Rocha
Microbial Evolutionary Genomics, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
Louis-Marie Bobay, Marie Touchon, Eduardo P. C. Rocha
CNRS, UMR3525, Paris, France
Louis-Marie Bobay
Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Cellule Pasteur UPMC, Paris, France

Corresponding Author

Email: louis-marie.bobay@pasteur.fr

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LMB MT EPCR. Performed the experiments: LMB. Analyzed the data: LMB MT EPCR. Wrote the paper: LMB MT EPCR.