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Comparative Metagenomics Reveals Host Specific Metavirulomes and Horizontal Gene Transfer Elements in the Chicken Cecum Microbiome

  • Ani Qu,

    Affiliation: Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Jennifer M. Brulc,

    Affiliation: Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Melissa K. Wilson,

    Affiliation: Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Bibiana F. Law,

    Affiliation: Department of Veterinary Science and Microbiology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

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  • James R. Theoret,

    Affiliation: Department of Veterinary Science and Microbiology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Lynn A. Joens,

    Affiliation: Department of Veterinary Science and Microbiology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Michael E. Konkel,

    Affiliation: School of Molecular Biosciences, Center for Biotechnology, Washington State University, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Florent Angly,

    Affiliations: Department of Biology, San Diego State University, San Diego, California, United States of America, Department of Computational Science, San Diego State University, San Diego, California, United States of America

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  • Elizabeth A. Dinsdale,

    Affiliations: Department of Biology, San Diego State University, San Diego, California, United States of America, School of Biological Sciences, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia

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  • Robert A. Edwards,

    Affiliations: Department of Biology, San Diego State University, San Diego, California, United States of America, Center for Microbial Sciences, San Diego State University, San Diego, California, United States of America, Department of Computer Sciences, San Diego State University, San Diego, California, United States of America

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  • Karen E. Nelson,

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

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  • Bryan A. White mail

    bwhite44@illinois.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America, The Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Published: August 13, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0002945

About the Authors

Ani Qu, Jennifer M. Brulc, Melissa K. Wilson, Bryan A. White
Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America
Bibiana F. Law, James R. Theoret, Lynn A. Joens
Department of Veterinary Science and Microbiology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America
Michael E. Konkel
School of Molecular Biosciences, Center for Biotechnology, Washington State University, Seattle, Washington, United States of America
Florent Angly, Elizabeth A. Dinsdale, Robert A. Edwards
Department of Biology, San Diego State University, San Diego, California, United States of America
Florent Angly
Department of Computational Science, San Diego State University, San Diego, California, United States of America
Elizabeth A. Dinsdale
School of Biological Sciences, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia
Robert A. Edwards
Center for Microbial Sciences, San Diego State University, San Diego, California, United States of America
Robert A. Edwards
Department of Computer Sciences, San Diego State University, San Diego, California, United States of America
Karen E. Nelson
The J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America
Bryan A. White
The Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: bwhite44@illinois.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LAJ BAW. Performed the experiments: MKW BFL JRT. Analyzed the data: AQ JMB MKW MEK FA ED RAE KEN. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: LAJ. Wrote the paper: AQ BAW.