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Research Article

Reverse Evolution: Driving Forces Behind the Loss of Acquired Photosynthetic Traits

  • Francisco de Castro mail,

    decastro.f@gmail.com

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Ecosystem Modelling, University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany

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  • Ursula Gaedke,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Ecosystem Modelling, University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany

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  • Jens Boenigk

    Affiliation: Institute for Limnology, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Mondsee, Austria

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  • Published: December 29, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0008465

About the Authors

Francisco de Castro, Ursula Gaedke
Department of Ecology and Ecosystem Modelling, University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany
Jens Boenigk
Institute for Limnology, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Mondsee, Austria

Corresponding Author

Email: decastro.f@gmail.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JB. Performed the experiments: FdC. Analyzed the data: FdC. Wrote the paper: FdC. Developed and analyzed the model: FdC. Contributed to results analysis and writing: UG, JB.