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Research Article

Why Genes Evolve Faster on Secondary Chromosomes in Bacteria

  • Vaughn S. Cooper mail,

    vaughn.cooper@unh.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Sciences, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire, United States of America

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  • Samuel H. Vohr,

    Affiliation: Department of Computer Science, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire, United States of America

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  • Sarah C. Wrocklage,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Sciences, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire, United States of America

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  • Philip J. Hatcher

    Affiliation: Department of Computer Science, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire, United States of America

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  • Published: April 01, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000732

About the Authors

Vaughn S. Cooper, Sarah C. Wrocklage
Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Sciences, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire, United States of America
Samuel H. Vohr, Philip J. Hatcher
Department of Computer Science, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: vaughn.cooper@unh.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: VSC. Performed the experiments: VSC SHV SCW PJH. Analyzed the data: VSC SHV SCW PJH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: VSC SHV PJH. Wrote the paper: VSC.