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Research Article

A Novel Lineage of Proteobacteria Involved in Formation of Marine Fe-Oxidizing Microbial Mat Communities

  • David Emerson mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: demerson@gmu.edu

    Affiliation: American Type Culture Collection, Manassas, Virginia, United States of America

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  • Jeremy A. Rentz,

    Affiliation: American Type Culture Collection, Manassas, Virginia, United States of America

    Current address: Civil and Environmental Engineering, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, United States of America

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  • Timothy G. Lilburn,

    Affiliation: American Type Culture Collection, Manassas, Virginia, United States of America

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  • Richard E. Davis,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington, United States of America

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  • Henry Aldrich,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America

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  • Clara Chan,

    Affiliation: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Craig L. Moyer

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington, United States of America

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  • Published: August 01, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0000667

About the Authors

David Emerson, Jeremy A. Rentz, Timothy G. Lilburn
American Type Culture Collection, Manassas, Virginia, United States of America
Henry Aldrich
Department of Microbiology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America
Clara Chan
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, United States of America
Richard E. Davis, Craig L. Moyer
Department of Biology, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: demerson@gmu.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DE CM. Performed the experiments: DE JR RD HA CC. Analyzed the data: DE JR TL RD CM. Wrote the paper: DE JR TL CM.