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The Genome Sequence of the Leaf-Cutter Ant Atta cephalotes Reveals Insights into Its Obligate Symbiotic Lifestyle

  • Garret Suen mail,

    gsuen@wisc.edu (GS); currie@bact.wisc.edu (CRC)

    Affiliations: Department of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America, Department of Energy Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Clotilde Teiling equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Clotilde Teiling, Lewyn Li

    Affiliation: Roche Diagnostics, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

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  • Lewyn Li equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Clotilde Teiling, Lewyn Li

    Affiliation: 454 Life Sciences, Branford, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Carson Holt,

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

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  • Ehab Abouheif,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

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  • Erich Bornberg-Bauer,

    Affiliation: Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity, University of Münster, Münster, Germany

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  • Pascal Bouffard,

    Affiliation: 454 Life Sciences, Branford, Connecticut, United States of America

    Current address: Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Tarrytown, New York, United States of America

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  • Eric J. Caldera,

    Affiliations: Department of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America, Department of Zoology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Elizabeth Cash,

    Affiliation: School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Amy Cavanaugh,

    Affiliations: Department of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America, Department of Biology, University of Wisconsin-Rock County, Janesville, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Olgert Denas,

    Affiliation: Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Eran Elhaik,

    Affiliation: The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Marie-Julie Favé,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

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  • Jürgen Gadau,

    Affiliation: School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Joshua D. Gibson,

    Affiliation: School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Dan Graur,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Kirk J. Grubbs,

    Affiliations: Department of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America, Cellular and Molecular Pathology Graduate Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Darren E. Hagen,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., United States of America

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  • Timothy T. Harkins,

    Affiliation: Roche Diagnostics, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

    Current address: Life Technologies Corporation, Carlsbad, California, United States of America

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  • Martin Helmkampf,

    Affiliation: School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Hao Hu,

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

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  • Brian R. Johnson,

    Affiliation: Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Jay Kim,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Sarah E. Marsh,

    Affiliations: Department of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America, Department of Genetics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Joseph A. Moeller,

    Affiliations: Department of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America, Department of Energy Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Mónica C. Muñoz-Torres,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., United States of America

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  • Marguerite C. Murphy,

    Affiliation: Department of Computer Science, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Meredith C. Naughton,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana, United States of America

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  • Surabhi Nigam,

    Affiliation: Department of Computer Science, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Rick Overson,

    Affiliation: School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Rajendhran Rajakumar,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

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  • Justin T. Reese,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., United States of America

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  • Jarrod J. Scott,

    Affiliations: Department of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America, Department of Energy Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Balboa, Ancon, Panama

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  • Chris R. Smith,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana, United States of America

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  • Shu Tao,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., United States of America

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  • Neil D. Tsutsui,

    Affiliation: Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Lumi Viljakainen,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

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  • Lothar Wissler,

    Affiliation: Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity, University of Münster, Münster, Germany

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  • Mark D. Yandell,

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

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  • Fabian Zimmer,

    Affiliation: Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity, University of Münster, Münster, Germany

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  • James Taylor,

    Affiliations: Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America, Department of Biology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Steven C. Slater,

    Affiliations: Department of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America, Department of Energy Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Sandra W. Clifton,

    Affiliation: The Genome Center, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Wesley C. Warren,

    Affiliation: The Genome Center, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Christine G. Elsik,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., United States of America

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  • Christopher D. Smith,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • George M. Weinstock,

    Affiliation: The Genome Center, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Nicole M. Gerardo,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Cameron R. Currie mail

    gsuen@wisc.edu (GS); currie@bact.wisc.edu (CRC)

    Affiliations: Department of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America, Department of Energy Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Balboa, Ancon, Panama

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  • Published: February 10, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1002007

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