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IrrE, a Global Regulator of Extreme Radiation Resistance in Deinococcus radiodurans, Enhances Salt Tolerance in Escherichia coli and Brassica napus

  • Jie Pan equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Jie Pan, Jin Wang

    Affiliation: Biotechnology Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Key Laboratory of Crop Biotechnology, Ministry of Agriculture, Beijing, China

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  • Jin Wang equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Jie Pan, Jin Wang

    Affiliation: Key Laboratory for Nuclear Waste Treatment and Environmental Safety, Commission of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence, Southwest University of Science and Technology, Mianyang, China

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  • Zhengfu Zhou,

    Affiliation: Biotechnology Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Key Laboratory of Crop Biotechnology, Ministry of Agriculture, Beijing, China

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  • Yongliang Yan,

    Affiliations: Biotechnology Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Key Laboratory of Crop Biotechnology, Ministry of Agriculture, Beijing, China, National Centre for Plant Gene Research, Beijing, China

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  • Wei Zhang,

    Affiliations: Biotechnology Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Key Laboratory of Crop Biotechnology, Ministry of Agriculture, Beijing, China, National Centre for Plant Gene Research, Beijing, China

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  • Wei Lu,

    Affiliation: Biotechnology Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Key Laboratory of Crop Biotechnology, Ministry of Agriculture, Beijing, China

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  • Shuzhen Ping,

    Affiliation: National Centre for Plant Gene Research, Beijing, China

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  • Qilin Dai,

    Affiliation: Key Laboratory for Nuclear Waste Treatment and Environmental Safety, Commission of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence, Southwest University of Science and Technology, Mianyang, China

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  • Menglong Yuan,

    Affiliation: Biotechnology Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Key Laboratory of Crop Biotechnology, Ministry of Agriculture, Beijing, China

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  • Bin Feng,

    Affiliation: Key Laboratory for Nuclear Waste Treatment and Environmental Safety, Commission of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence, Southwest University of Science and Technology, Mianyang, China

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  • Xiaoguang Hou,

    Affiliation: Biotechnology Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Key Laboratory of Crop Biotechnology, Ministry of Agriculture, Beijing, China

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  • Ying Zhang,

    Affiliation: Biotechnology Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Key Laboratory of Crop Biotechnology, Ministry of Agriculture, Beijing, China

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  • Ma Ruiqiang,

    Affiliation: Biotechnology Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Key Laboratory of Crop Biotechnology, Ministry of Agriculture, Beijing, China

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  • Tingting Liu,

    Affiliation: Key Laboratory for Nuclear Waste Treatment and Environmental Safety, Commission of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence, Southwest University of Science and Technology, Mianyang, China

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  • Lu Feng,

    Affiliation: TEDA School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology and Tianjin Key Laboratory of Microbial Functional Genomics, Nankai University, Tianjin, China

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  • Lei Wang,

    Affiliation: TEDA School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology and Tianjin Key Laboratory of Microbial Functional Genomics, Nankai University, Tianjin, China

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  • Ming Chen mail,

    chenmingbio@hotmail.com (MC); linmin57@vip.163.com (ML)

    Affiliation: Biotechnology Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Key Laboratory of Crop Biotechnology, Ministry of Agriculture, Beijing, China

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  • Min Lin mail

    chenmingbio@hotmail.com (MC); linmin57@vip.163.com (ML)

    Affiliations: Biotechnology Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Key Laboratory of Crop Biotechnology, Ministry of Agriculture, Beijing, China, National Centre for Plant Gene Research, Beijing, China

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  • Published: February 10, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0004422

About the Authors

Jie Pan, Zhengfu Zhou, Yongliang Yan, Wei Zhang, Wei Lu, Menglong Yuan, Xiaoguang Hou, Ying Zhang, Ma Ruiqiang, Ming Chen, Min Lin
Biotechnology Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Key Laboratory of Crop Biotechnology, Ministry of Agriculture, Beijing, China
Jin Wang, Qilin Dai, Bin Feng, Tingting Liu
Key Laboratory for Nuclear Waste Treatment and Environmental Safety, Commission of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence, Southwest University of Science and Technology, Mianyang, China
Yongliang Yan, Wei Zhang, Shuzhen Ping, Min Lin
National Centre for Plant Gene Research, Beijing, China
Lu Feng, Lei Wang
TEDA School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology and Tianjin Key Laboratory of Microbial Functional Genomics, Nankai University, Tianjin, China

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LW MC ML. Performed the experiments: JP JW ZZ WZ SP QD BF XH YZ RM TL LF. Analyzed the data: JP JW YY WL MY MC ML. Wrote the paper: JW LW MC ML.