New paper in PLoS Genetics


Penz T, Schmitz-Esser S, Kelly SE, Cass BN, Müller A, Woyke T, Malfatti SE, Hunter MS, Horn M. 2012. Comparative genomics suggests an independent origin of cytoplasmic incompatibility in Cardinium hertigii. PLoS Genetics 8: e1003012.
Together with an international team Thomas Penz and Matthias Horn deciphered the biology of a bacterial symbiont able to manipulate reproduction of its insect host and analysed the evolutionary history of this unusual trait.