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Research Article

Trichomonas Transmembrane Cyclases Result from Massive Gene Duplication and Concomitant Development of Pseudogenes

  • Jike Cui,

    Affiliations: Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Graduate Program in Bioinformatics, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Current address: Center for Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America.

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  • Suchismita Das,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Current address: Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America.

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  • Temple F. Smith,

    Affiliation: Department of Biomedical Engineering, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • John Samuelson mail

    jsamuels@bu.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: August 03, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000782

About the Authors

Jike Cui, Suchismita Das, John Samuelson
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Jike Cui
Graduate Program in Bioinformatics, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Temple F. Smith
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: jsamuels@bu.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JC SD TFS JS. Performed the experiments: JC SD. Analyzed the data: JC SD TFS JS. Wrote the paper: JC TFS JS.