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Genomic Insights into the Origin of Parasitism in the Emerging Plant Pathogen Bursaphelenchus xylophilus

  • Taisei Kikuchi mail,

    kikuchit@affrc.go.jp

    Affiliations: Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Tsukuba, Japan, Parasite Genomics, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, United Kingdom

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  • James A. Cotton ,

    Affiliation: Parasite Genomics, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, United Kingdom

    These authors contributed equally as second authors.

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  • Jonathan J. Dalzell ,

    Affiliation: Molecular Biosciences-Parasitology, Institute of Agri-Food and Land Use, School of Biological Sciences, Medical Biology Centre, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom

    These authors contributed equally as second authors.

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  • Koichi Hasegawa ,

    Affiliation: College of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Chubu University, Kasugai, Japan

    These authors contributed equally as second authors.

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  • Natsumi Kanzaki ,

    Affiliation: Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Tsukuba, Japan

    These authors contributed equally as second authors.

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  • Paul McVeigh ,

    Affiliation: Molecular Biosciences-Parasitology, Institute of Agri-Food and Land Use, School of Biological Sciences, Medical Biology Centre, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom

    These authors contributed equally as second authors.

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  • Takuma Takanashi ,

    Affiliations: Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Tsukuba, Japan, Neurosensing and Bionavigation Research Center, Doshisha University, Kyotanabe, Kyoto, Japan

    These authors contributed equally as second authors.

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  • Isheng J. Tsai ,

    Affiliation: Parasite Genomics, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, United Kingdom

    These authors contributed equally as second authors.

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  • Samuel A. Assefa,

    Affiliation: Parasite Genomics, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, United Kingdom

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  • Peter J. A. Cock,

    Affiliation: Plant Pathology Programme, The James Hutton Institute, Invergowrie, United Kingdom

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  • Thomas Dan Otto,

    Affiliation: Parasite Genomics, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, United Kingdom

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  • Martin Hunt,

    Affiliation: Parasite Genomics, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, United Kingdom

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  • Adam J. Reid,

    Affiliation: Parasite Genomics, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, United Kingdom

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  • Alejandro Sanchez-Flores,

    Affiliation: Parasite Genomics, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, United Kingdom

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  • Kazuko Tsuchihara,

    Affiliation: Neurosensing and Bionavigation Research Center, Doshisha University, Kyotanabe, Kyoto, Japan

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  • Toshiro Yokoi,

    Affiliation: Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Tsukuba, Japan

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  • Mattias C. Larsson,

    Affiliations: Neurosensing and Bionavigation Research Center, Doshisha University, Kyotanabe, Kyoto, Japan, Department of Plant Protection Biology, Division of Chemical Ecology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Alnarp, Sweden

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  • Johji Miwa,

    Affiliation: College of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Chubu University, Kasugai, Japan

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  • Aaron G. Maule,

    Affiliation: Molecular Biosciences-Parasitology, Institute of Agri-Food and Land Use, School of Biological Sciences, Medical Biology Centre, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom

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  • Norio Sahashi,

    Affiliation: Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Tsukuba, Japan

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  • John T. Jones,

    Affiliation: Neurosensing and Bionavigation Research Center, Doshisha University, Kyotanabe, Kyoto, Japan

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  • Matthew Berriman

    Affiliation: Parasite Genomics, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, United Kingdom

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  • Published: September 01, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002219

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