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The Sorcerer II Global Ocean Sampling Expedition: Metagenomic Characterization of Viruses within Aquatic Microbial Samples

  • Shannon J. Williamson mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: swilliamson@jcvi.org

    Affiliation: J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Douglas B. Rusch,

    Affiliation: J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Shibu Yooseph,

    Affiliation: J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Aaron L. Halpern,

    Affiliation: J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Karla B. Heidelberg,

    Affiliations: J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • John I. Glass,

    Affiliation: J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Cynthia Andrews-Pfannkoch,

    Affiliation: J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Douglas Fadrosh,

    Affiliation: J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Christopher S. Miller,

    Affiliation: Molecular Biology Institute, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Granger Sutton,

    Affiliation: J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Marvin Frazier,

    Affiliation: J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • J. Craig Venter

    Affiliation: J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Published: January 23, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0001456
  • Featured in PLOS Collections

About the Authors

Shannon J. Williamson, Douglas B. Rusch, Shibu Yooseph, Aaron L. Halpern, Karla B. Heidelberg, John I. Glass, Cynthia Andrews-Pfannkoch, Douglas Fadrosh, Granger Sutton, Marvin Frazier, J. Craig Venter
J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America
Karla B. Heidelberg
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Christopher S. Miller
Molecular Biology Institute, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: swilliamson@jcvi.org

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JG MF JV SW CA. Performed the experiments: DF JV SW CA KH. Analyzed the data: JG SY AH DF GS SW DR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SY CM AH GS DR. Wrote the paper: JG SY CM AH MF JV SW DR KH.