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Research Article

Single Virus Genomics: A New Tool for Virus Discovery

  • Lisa Zeigler Allen,

    Affiliations: Microbial and Environmental Genomics, J. Craig Venter Institute, San Diego, California, United States of America, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • Thomas Ishoey,

    Affiliation: Microbial and Environmental Genomics, J. Craig Venter Institute, San Diego, California, United States of America

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  • Mark A. Novotny,

    Affiliation: Microbial and Environmental Genomics, J. Craig Venter Institute, San Diego, California, United States of America

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  • Jeffrey S. McLean,

    Affiliation: Microbial and Environmental Genomics, J. Craig Venter Institute, San Diego, California, United States of America

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  • Roger S. Lasken,

    Affiliation: Microbial and Environmental Genomics, J. Craig Venter Institute, San Diego, California, United States of America

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  • Shannon J. Williamson mail

    swilliamson@jcvi.org

    Affiliation: Microbial and Environmental Genomics, J. Craig Venter Institute, San Diego, California, United States of America

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  • Published: March 23, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0017722

About the Authors

Lisa Zeigler Allen, Thomas Ishoey, Mark A. Novotny, Jeffrey S. McLean, Roger S. Lasken, Shannon J. Williamson
Microbial and Environmental Genomics, J. Craig Venter Institute, San Diego, California, United States of America
Lisa Zeigler Allen
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: swilliamson@jcvi.org

Competing Interests

Patent application number 12/543,046 titled "Amplification of Single Viral Genomes". This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLoS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LZA TI SJW RSL. Performed the experiments: LZA MAN JSM. Analyzed the data: LZA JSM SJW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SJW RSL JSM. Wrote the paper: LZA SJW MAN JSM RSL.