Skip to main content


Figure 3 | BMC Evolutionary Biology

Figure 3

From: Tempo and mode of early gene loss in endosymbiotic bacteria from insects

Figure 3

Three scenarios for ancestral genes: (A) Gene lost in all endosymbionts, presumably between LCA1 and LCA2 (B) Gene present in LCA2 but lost in some of the symbiotic lineages – here is a particular example were a gene has been lost independently in BBp, Wgl and Bfl (C) Gene kept in all endosymbionts. Solid lines represent the presence and dashed lines the absence of a gene.

Back to article page