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A response to Lindsey et al. “Wolbachia pipientis should not be split into multiple species: A response to Ramírez-Puebla et al.”.

Authors: Ramírez-Puebla, Shamayim T and Servín-Garcidueñas, Luis E and Ormeño-Orrillo, Ernesto and Vera-Ponce de León, Arturo and Rosenblueth, Mónica and Delaye, Luis and Martínez, Julio and Martínez-Romero, Esperanza

In Ramírez-Puebla et al. [18] we compared 34 Wolbachia genomes and constructed phylogenetic trees using genomic data. In general, our results were congruent with previously reported phy- logenetic trees [5,9]. Our datasets were carefully selected, checked and analyzed avoiding horizontally transferred genes. In the case of the wAna genome we did not use the raw data, but the assem- bled genome [22] and 31 genes were used to compare in a dataset of conserved proteins. To confirm our conclusions a new phyloge- nomic analysis was performed excluding the wAna strain in the dataset (Fig. 1). The same topology was obtained, therefore indi- cating that the results were not affected by the presence of this particular strain.

Journal: Systematic and applied microbiology
DOI: 10.1016/j.syapm.2016.03.004
Year: 2016

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