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Ancient gene transfer from algae to animals: Mechanisms and evolutionary significance

Ting Ni12, Jipei Yue3, Guiling Sun3, Yong Zou12, Jianfan Wen1* and Jinling Huang3*

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1 State Key Laboratory of Genetic Resources and Evolution, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, Yunnan, 650223, China

2 Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100039, China

3 Department of Biology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, 27858, USA

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BMC Evolutionary Biology 2012, 12:83  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-12-83

Published: 12 June 2012

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Table S1 and Table S2. Gene identifiers, chromosomal locations and functions for algal gene families identified in this study.

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Figure S1-S8. Molecular phylogenies of algal genes identified in Ciona intestinalis.

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Document. List of 50 eukaryotes whose ESTs were used and other 14 complete genome sequences were used in this study, in addition to the NCBI nr database.

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