Genomic and cellular complexity from symbiotic simplicity.

Bordenstein SR
Cell. 2014 158 (6): 1236-1237

PMID: 25215482 · PMCID: PMC4689137 · DOI:10.1016/j.cell.2014.08.022

The more that biologists study symbiotic microorganisms and their vast influence on animals, the more nature's networkism unfolds in a continuum at different biological scales. In this issue, Van Leuven et al. illuminate how a stable and longstanding animal-microbe mutualism increased its intergenomic network without gaining any new genomes.

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Alphaproteobacteria Animals Genome, Bacterial Hemiptera

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