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Complete Genomic Characterization of a Pathogenic A.II Strain of Francisella tularensis Subspecies tularensis

  • Stephen M. Beckstrom-Sternberg,

    Affiliations: Pathogen Genomics Division, Translational Genomics Research Institute, Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America, Department of Biological Sciences, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Raymond K. Auerbach,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, United States of America

    Current address: Program in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Shubhada Godbole,

    Affiliation: BioHealthBase/University of Texas Southwest Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, United States of America

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  • John V. Pearson,

    Affiliation: Neurogenomics Division, Translational Genomics Research Institute, Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America

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  • James S. Beckstrom-Sternberg,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Zuoming Deng,

    Affiliation: BioHealthBase/Northrop Grumman Information Technology, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

    Current address: Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Christine Munk,

    Affiliations: Bioscience Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States of America, The Joint Genome Institute, Department of Energy, Walnut Creek, California, United States of America

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  • Kristy Kubota,

    Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America

    Current address: Center for Public Health and Disasters, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Yan Zhou,

    Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America

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  • David Bruce,

    Affiliations: Bioscience Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States of America, The Joint Genome Institute, Department of Energy, Walnut Creek, California, United States of America

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  • Jyothi Noronha,

    Affiliation: BioHealthBase/University of Texas Southwest Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, United States of America

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  • Richard H. Scheuermann,

    Affiliation: BioHealthBase/University of Texas Southwest Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, United States of America

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  • Aihui Wang,

    Affiliation: BioHealthBase/Northrop Grumman Information Technology, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Xianying Wei,

    Affiliation: BioHealthBase/Northrop Grumman Information Technology, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

    Current address: Daotech, Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Jianjun Wang,

    Affiliation: BioHealthBase/Northrop Grumman Information Technology, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Jicheng Hao,

    Affiliation: Pathogen Genomics Division, Translational Genomics Research Institute, Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America

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  • David M. Wagner,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Thomas S. Brettin,

    Affiliations: Bioscience Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States of America, The Joint Genome Institute, Department of Energy, Walnut Creek, California, United States of America

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  • Nancy Brown,

    Affiliations: Bioscience Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States of America, The Joint Genome Institute, Department of Energy, Walnut Creek, California, United States of America

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  • Paul Gilna,

    Affiliations: Bioscience Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States of America, The Joint Genome Institute, Department of Energy, Walnut Creek, California, United States of America

    Current address: Community Cyberinfrastructure for Advanced Marine Microbial Ecology Research and Analysis project, San Diego, California, United States of America

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  • Paul S. Keim mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: Paul.Keim@nau.edu

    Affiliations: Pathogen Genomics Division, Translational Genomics Research Institute, Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America, Department of Biological Sciences, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Published: September 26, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0000947

About the Authors

Stephen M. Beckstrom-Sternberg, Jicheng Hao, Paul S. Keim
Pathogen Genomics Division, Translational Genomics Research Institute, Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America
Stephen M. Beckstrom-Sternberg, Raymond K. Auerbach, James S. Beckstrom-Sternberg, David M. Wagner, Paul S. Keim
Department of Biological Sciences, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, United States of America
Shubhada Godbole, Jyothi Noronha, Richard H. Scheuermann
BioHealthBase/University of Texas Southwest Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, United States of America
John V. Pearson
Neurogenomics Division, Translational Genomics Research Institute, Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America
Zuoming Deng, Aihui Wang, Xianying Wei, Jianjun Wang
BioHealthBase/Northrop Grumman Information Technology, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America
Christine Munk, David Bruce, Thomas S. Brettin, Nancy Brown, Paul Gilna
Bioscience Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States of America
Christine Munk, David Bruce, Thomas S. Brettin, Nancy Brown, Paul Gilna
The Joint Genome Institute, Department of Energy, Walnut Creek, California, United States of America
Kristy Kubota, Yan Zhou
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: Paul.Keim@nau.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PK PG DB. Performed the experiments: TB CM NB. Analyzed the data: JH SB JP JB RA SG JN RS ZD AW JW XW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JH SB JP JB RA SG ZD JW KK YZ. Wrote the paper: PK DW SB JP RA SG ZD.