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Research Article

On the Extent and Origins of Genic Novelty in the Phylum Nematoda

  • James Wasmuth,

    Affiliations: Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, Program for Molecular Structure and Function, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Ralf Schmid,

    Affiliations: Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, Department of Biochemistry, University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom

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  • Ann Hedley,

    Affiliation: Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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  • Mark Blaxter mail

    mark.blaxter@ed.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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  • Published: July 02, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000258

About the Authors

James Wasmuth, Ralf Schmid, Ann Hedley, Mark Blaxter
Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
James Wasmuth
Program for Molecular Structure and Function, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Ralf Schmid
Department of Biochemistry, University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: mark.blaxter@ed.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JW RS AH MB. Performed the experiments: JW RS AH MB. Analyzed the data: JW RS AH MB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JW RS AH MB. Wrote the paper: JW RS AH MB.