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- Méric, Guillaume; Mageiros, Leonardos; Pascoe, Ben; Woodcock, Dan J.; Mourkas, Evangelos; Lamble, Sarah; Bowden, Rory; Jolley, Keith A.; Raymond, Ben; Sheppard, Samuel K.
- Molecular ecology 2018 v.27 no.7 pp. 1524-1540
- Bacillus anthracis; Bacillus cereus; Bacillus thuringiensis; chromosomes; evolution; genes; genomics; invertebrates; niches; pathogens; plasmids; public services and goods; toxicity; toxins; virulence
- ... Bacterial plasmids can vary from small selfish genetic elements to large autonomous replicons that constitute a significant proportion of total cellular DNA. By conferring novel function to the cell, plasmids may facilitate evolution but their mobility may be opposed by co‐evolutionary relationships with chromosomes or encouraged via the infectious sharing of genes encoding public goods. Here, we ...
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