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The Complete Genome Sequence of Cupriavidus metallidurans Strain CH34, a Master Survivalist in Harsh and Anthropogenic Environments

  • Paul J. Janssen mail,

    pjanssen@sckcen.be

    Affiliation: Molecular and Cellular Biology, Belgian Nuclear Research Center SCK•CEN, Mol, Belgium

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  • Rob Van Houdt,

    Affiliation: Molecular and Cellular Biology, Belgian Nuclear Research Center SCK•CEN, Mol, Belgium

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  • Hugo Moors,

    Affiliation: Molecular and Cellular Biology, Belgian Nuclear Research Center SCK•CEN, Mol, Belgium

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  • Pieter Monsieurs,

    Affiliation: Molecular and Cellular Biology, Belgian Nuclear Research Center SCK•CEN, Mol, Belgium

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  • Nicolas Morin,

    Affiliation: Molecular and Cellular Biology, Belgian Nuclear Research Center SCK•CEN, Mol, Belgium

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  • Arlette Michaux,

    Affiliation: Molecular and Cellular Biology, Belgian Nuclear Research Center SCK•CEN, Mol, Belgium

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  • Mohammed A. Benotmane,

    Affiliation: Molecular and Cellular Biology, Belgian Nuclear Research Center SCK•CEN, Mol, Belgium

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  • Natalie Leys,

    Affiliation: Molecular and Cellular Biology, Belgian Nuclear Research Center SCK•CEN, Mol, Belgium

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  • Tatiana Vallaeys,

    Affiliation: Laboratoire Ecosystèmes Lagunaires (ECOLAG), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - UMR 5119, Université Montpellier II, Montpellier, France

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  • Alla Lapidus,

    Affiliation: Joint Genome Institute, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Walnut Creek, California, United States of America

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  • Sébastien Monchy,

    Affiliation: Laboratoire Microorganismes: Génome et Environnement (LMGE), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - UMR 6023, Université Blaise Pascal, Aubière, France

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  • Claudine Médigue,

    Affiliation: Laboratoire d'Analyses Bioinformatiques pour la Génomique et le Métabolisme (LABGeM), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - UMR8030 and CEA/DSV/IG/Genoscope, Evry, France

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  • Safiyh Taghavi,

    Affiliation: Biology Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York, United States of America

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  • Sean McCorkle,

    Affiliation: Biology Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York, United States of America

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  • John Dunn,

    Affiliation: Biology Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York, United States of America

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  • Daniël van der Lelie,

    Affiliation: Biology Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York, United States of America

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  • Max Mergeay

    Affiliation: Molecular and Cellular Biology, Belgian Nuclear Research Center SCK•CEN, Mol, Belgium

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  • Published: May 05, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0010433
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Publisher's Note: Correction to Text

Posted by PLoS_ONE_Group on 14 May 2010 at 18:04 GMT

The bacterium Cupriavidus metallidurans strain CH34, originally isolated by us in 1976 from a metal processing factory, is considered a major model organism in this field because it withstands milli-molar range concentrations of over 20 different heavy metal ions.
http://plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0010433#article1.front1.article-meta1.abstract1.p1

Actually, this bacterial strain was isolated by Christian Houba (CH isolate 34) in 1976 who was at that time a student at the University of Liege (ULg), Belgium.

No competing interests declared.