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Horizontal acquisition of multiple mitochondrial genes from a parasitic plant followed by gene conversion with host mitochondrial genes

Jeffrey P Mower12*, Saša Stefanović13, Weilong Hao14, Julie S Gummow1, Kanika Jain2, Dana Ahmed2 and Jeffrey D Palmer1

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Biology, Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington, Indiana 47403, USA

2 Center for Plant Science Innovation, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska 68588, USA

3 Department of Biology, University of Toronto Mississauga, Mississauga, Ontario L5L 1C6, Canada

4 Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1L5, Canada

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BMC Biology 2010, 8:150  doi:10.1186/1741-7007-8-150

Published: 22 December 2010

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Alignments. Nucleotide sequence alignments for atp1, atp6 and matR for selected taxa.

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GenBank accession numbers. Accessions are provided for all newly generated as well as previously available sequences used in this study.

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Sources of material. Sources, type of material, and voucher information for Plantago species used in this study.

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Additional phylogenetic analyses. The atp1, atp6 and matR data sets were re-evaluated in several alternative ways.

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Tests of alternative tree topologies. Results of Shimodaira-Hasegawa Tests for comparisons of alternative phylogenetic hypotheses.

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