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Research Article

Selfish Little Circles: Transmission Bias and Evolution of Large Deletion-Bearing Mitochondrial DNA in Caenorhabditis briggsae Nematodes

  • Katie A. Clark,

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology and Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, United States of America

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  • Dana K. Howe,

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology and Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, United States of America

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  • Kristin Gafner,

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology and Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, United States of America

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  • Danika Kusuma,

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology and Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, United States of America

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  • Sita Ping,

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology and Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, United States of America

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  • Suzanne Estes,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, United States of America

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  • Dee R. Denver mail

    denver@cgrb.oregonstate.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology and Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, United States of America

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  • Published: July 31, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0041433

About the Authors

Katie A. Clark, Dana K. Howe, Kristin Gafner, Danika Kusuma, Sita Ping, Dee R. Denver
Department of Zoology and Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, United States of America
Suzanne Estes
Department of Biology, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: denver@cgrb.oregonstate.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DRD SE. Performed the experiments: KAC DKH KG DK SP. Analyzed the data: KAC DRD. Wrote the paper: KAC DRD.