The 160-kilobase genome of the bacterial endosymbiont Carsonella

Atsushi Nakabachi*, Atsushi Yamashita, Hidehiro Toh, Hajime Ishikawa, Helen E. Dunbar, Nancy A. Moran, Masahira Hattori

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Although densely packed with genes, the tiny genome of an insect symbiont lacks some genes for essential functions, suggesting that it may be evolving into an organelle.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267
Number of pages1
Issue number5797
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Oct 13
Externally publishedYes

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