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Research Article

Multilocus Sequence Typing Breathes Life into a Microbial Metagenome

  • Eshwar Mahenthiralingam mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: MahenthiralingamE@cardiff.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Cardiff School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom

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  • Adam Baldwin,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, Warwick University, Coventry, United Kingdom

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  • Pavel Drevinek,

    Affiliation: Cardiff School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom

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  • Elke Vanlaere,

    Affiliation: Laboratorium voor Microbiologie, Universiteit Gent, Gent, Belgium

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  • Peter Vandamme,

    Affiliation: Laboratorium voor Microbiologie, Universiteit Gent, Gent, Belgium

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  • John J. LiPuma,

    Affiliation: Department of Pediatrics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Chris G. Dowson

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, Warwick University, Coventry, United Kingdom

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  • Published: December 20, 2006
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0000017

About the Authors

Eshwar Mahenthiralingam, Pavel Drevinek
Cardiff School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Adam Baldwin, Chris G. Dowson
Department of Biological Sciences, Warwick University, Coventry, United Kingdom
Elke Vanlaere, Peter Vandamme
Laboratorium voor Microbiologie, Universiteit Gent, Gent, Belgium
John J. LiPuma
Department of Pediatrics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: MahenthiralingamE@cardiff.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CD EM AB PD. Performed the experiments: EM AB PD EV. Analyzed the data: CD EM AB PD. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: EM AB PD PV JL. Wrote the paper: CD EM PV JL