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The Complete Genome Sequence of Cupriavidus metallidurans Strain CH34, a Master Survivalist in Harsh and Anthropogenic Environments

  • Paul J. Janssen mail,

    pjanssen@sckcen.be

    Affiliation: Molecular and Cellular Biology, Belgian Nuclear Research Center SCK•CEN, Mol, Belgium

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  • Rob Van Houdt,

    Affiliation: Molecular and Cellular Biology, Belgian Nuclear Research Center SCK•CEN, Mol, Belgium

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  • Hugo Moors,

    Affiliation: Molecular and Cellular Biology, Belgian Nuclear Research Center SCK•CEN, Mol, Belgium

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  • Pieter Monsieurs,

    Affiliation: Molecular and Cellular Biology, Belgian Nuclear Research Center SCK•CEN, Mol, Belgium

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  • Nicolas Morin,

    Affiliation: Molecular and Cellular Biology, Belgian Nuclear Research Center SCK•CEN, Mol, Belgium

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  • Arlette Michaux,

    Affiliation: Molecular and Cellular Biology, Belgian Nuclear Research Center SCK•CEN, Mol, Belgium

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  • Mohammed A. Benotmane,

    Affiliation: Molecular and Cellular Biology, Belgian Nuclear Research Center SCK•CEN, Mol, Belgium

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  • Natalie Leys,

    Affiliation: Molecular and Cellular Biology, Belgian Nuclear Research Center SCK•CEN, Mol, Belgium

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  • Tatiana Vallaeys,

    Affiliation: Laboratoire Ecosystèmes Lagunaires (ECOLAG), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - UMR 5119, Université Montpellier II, Montpellier, France

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  • Alla Lapidus,

    Affiliation: Joint Genome Institute, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Walnut Creek, California, United States of America

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  • Sébastien Monchy,

    Affiliation: Laboratoire Microorganismes: Génome et Environnement (LMGE), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - UMR 6023, Université Blaise Pascal, Aubière, France

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  • Claudine Médigue,

    Affiliation: Laboratoire d'Analyses Bioinformatiques pour la Génomique et le Métabolisme (LABGeM), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - UMR8030 and CEA/DSV/IG/Genoscope, Evry, France

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  • Safiyh Taghavi,

    Affiliation: Biology Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York, United States of America

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  • Sean McCorkle,

    Affiliation: Biology Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York, United States of America

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  • John Dunn,

    Affiliation: Biology Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York, United States of America

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  • Daniël van der Lelie,

    Affiliation: Biology Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York, United States of America

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  • Max Mergeay

    Affiliation: Molecular and Cellular Biology, Belgian Nuclear Research Center SCK•CEN, Mol, Belgium

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  • Published: May 05, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0010433
  • Featured in PLOS Collections

About the Authors

Paul J. Janssen, Rob Van Houdt, Hugo Moors, Pieter Monsieurs, Nicolas Morin, Arlette Michaux, Mohammed A. Benotmane, Natalie Leys, Max Mergeay
Molecular and Cellular Biology, Belgian Nuclear Research Center SCK•CEN, Mol, Belgium
Tatiana Vallaeys
Laboratoire Ecosystèmes Lagunaires (ECOLAG), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - UMR 5119, Université Montpellier II, Montpellier, France
Alla Lapidus
Joint Genome Institute, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Walnut Creek, California, United States of America
Sébastien Monchy
Laboratoire Microorganismes: Génome et Environnement (LMGE), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - UMR 6023, Université Blaise Pascal, Aubière, France
Claudine Médigue
Laboratoire d'Analyses Bioinformatiques pour la Génomique et le Métabolisme (LABGeM), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - UMR8030 and CEA/DSV/IG/Genoscope, Evry, France
Safiyh Taghavi, Sean McCorkle, John Dunn, Daniël van der Lelie
Biology Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: pjanssen@sckcen.be

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Wrote the paper: PJJ RVH HM PM NM NL AL SM ST DvdL MM. Coordinated the genome annotation: PJJ. Contributed to genome annotation: RVH HM PM NM SM MM. Performed genome data analysis: PJJ. Analysed genome information: PJJ RVH HM PM NM SM CM ST DvdL MM. Organised, reviewed, and edited the manuscript: PJJ. Performed bioinformatics: PJJ PM CM. Performed associated miscellaneous bioinformatics: SMcC. Performed genetic experiments and the sequencing and finishing of the genome: AM MAB TV AL SM ST JD. Maintained and updated the Cupriavidu2Scope project with her team: CM. Developed and applied methods to identify and correct misassemblies in the original shotgun assembly: SMcC.