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Host-symbiont co-speciation and reductive genome evolution in gut symbiotic bacteria of acanthosomatid stinkbugs

Yoshitomo Kikuchi1*, Takahiro Hosokawa1, Naruo Nikoh2, Xian-Ying Meng1, Yoichi Kamagata3 and Takema Fukatsu1

Author Affiliations

1 Institute for Biological Resources and Functions, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba 305-8566, Japan

2 Division of Natural Sciences, The Open University of Japan, Chiba 261-8586, Japan

3 Research Institute of Genome-based Biofactory, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba 305-8566, Japan

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BMC Biology 2009, 7:2  doi:10.1186/1741-7007-7-2

Published: 15 January 2009

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Supplementary Table s1. List of acanthosomatid stinkbug samples used in this study.

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Supplementary Figure s1. All possible fully-resolved trees of the symbiotic bacteria from the stinkbug genus Acanthosoma.

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