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Research Article

Ultrafast Evolution and Loss of CRISPRs Following a Host Shift in a Novel Wildlife Pathogen, Mycoplasma gallisepticum

  • Nigel F. Delaney,

    Affiliation: Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Susan Balenger,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, United States of America

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  • Camille Bonneaud,

    Affiliation: Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Current address: Station d'Ecologie Expérimentale du CNRS a Moulis USR 2936 Moulis, Saint-Girons, France

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  • Christopher J. Marx,

    Affiliation: Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Geoffrey E. Hill,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, United States of America

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  • Naola Ferguson-Noel,

    Affiliation: Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Peter Tsai,

    Affiliation: Bioinformatics Institute, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

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  • Allen Rodrigo,

    Affiliation: Bioinformatics Institute, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

    Current address: National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Scott V. Edwards mail

    sedwards@fas.harvard.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: February 09, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1002511

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