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The hypercomplex genome of an insect reproductive parasite highlights the importance of lateral gene transfer in symbiont biology

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Mobile elements—plasmids and phages—are important components of microbial function and evolution via traits that they encode and their capacity to shuttle genetic material between species. We here report the unusually rich array of mobile elements within the genome of Arsenophonus nasoniae, the son-killer symbiont of the parasitic wasp Nasonia vitripennis. This microbe’s genome has the highest prophage complement reported to date, with over 50 genomic re...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1128/mBio.02590-19

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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Publisher:
American Society for Microbiology Publisher's website
Journal:
mBio Journal website
Volume:
11
Issue:
2
Article number:
e02590-19
Publication date:
2020-03-24
Acceptance date:
2020-03-02
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EISSN:
2150-7511
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1091032
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pubs:1091032
Deposit date:
2020-03-04

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