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Evidence for a symbiosis island involved in horizontal acquisition of pederin biosynthetic capabilities by the bacterial symbiont of Paederus fuscipes beetles

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Piel,  J.
Department of Bioorganic Chemistry, MPI for Chemical Ecology, Max Planck Society;

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Hofer,  I.
Department of Bioorganic Chemistry, MPI for Chemical Ecology, Max Planck Society;

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Hui,  D. Q.
Department of Bioorganic Chemistry, MPI for Chemical Ecology, Max Planck Society;

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Piel, J., Hofer, I., & Hui, D. Q. (2004). Evidence for a symbiosis island involved in horizontal acquisition of pederin biosynthetic capabilities by the bacterial symbiont of Paederus fuscipes beetles. Journal of Bacteriology, 186(5), 1280-1286. doi:10.1128/JB.186.5.1280-1286.2004.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0012-A285-9
Abstract
Pederin belongs to a group of antitumor compounds found in terrestrial beetles and marine sponges. It is used by apparently all members of the rove beetle genera Paederus and Paederidus as a chemical defense against predators. However, a recent analysis