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The Origin of the ‘Mycoplasma mycoides Cluster’ Coincides with Domestication of Ruminants

  • Anne Fischer,

    Affiliations: Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Department, International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology, Nairobi, Kenya, Biotechnology Department, International Livestock Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya

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  • Beth Shapiro,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Cecilia Muriuki,

    Affiliation: Biotechnology Department, International Livestock Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya

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  • Martin Heller,

    Affiliation: Institute of Molecular Pathogenesis, Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute, Jena, Germany

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  • Christiane Schnee,

    Affiliation: Institute of Molecular Pathogenesis, Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute, Jena, Germany

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  • Erik Bongcam-Rudloff,

    Affiliation: Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden

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  • Edy M. Vilei,

    Affiliation: Institute of Veterinary Bacteriology, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

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  • Joachim Frey,

    Affiliation: Institute of Veterinary Bacteriology, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

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  • Joerg Jores mail

    jores@web.de

    Affiliation: Biotechnology Department, International Livestock Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya

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  • Published: April 27, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0036150

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