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Research Article

Structural Organization of DNA in Chlorella Viruses

  • Timo Wulfmeyer,

    Affiliation: Plant Membrane Biophysics, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany

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  • Christian Polzer,

    Affiliation: Plant Membrane Biophysics, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany

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  • Gregor Hiepler,

    Affiliation: Plant Membrane Biophysics, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany

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  • Kay Hamacher,

    Affiliation: Computational Biology Group, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany

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  • Robert Shoeman,

    Affiliation: Department of Biomolecular Mechanisms, Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg, Germany

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  • David D. Dunigan,

    Affiliation: Department of Plant Pathology and Nebraska Center for Virology, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, United States of America

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  • James L. Van Etten,

    Affiliation: Department of Plant Pathology and Nebraska Center for Virology, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, United States of America

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  • Marco Lolicato,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology and CNR IBF-Mi, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milano, Italy

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  • Anna Moroni,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology and CNR IBF-Mi, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milano, Italy

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  • Gerhard Thiel mail,

    thiel@bio.tu-darmstadt.de

    Affiliation: Plant Membrane Biophysics, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany

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  • Tobias Meckel

    Affiliation: Plant Membrane Biophysics, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany

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  • Published: February 16, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0030133

About the Authors

Timo Wulfmeyer, Christian Polzer, Gregor Hiepler, Gerhard Thiel, Tobias Meckel
Plant Membrane Biophysics, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
Kay Hamacher
Computational Biology Group, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
Robert Shoeman
Department of Biomolecular Mechanisms, Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg, Germany
David D. Dunigan, James L. Van Etten
Department of Plant Pathology and Nebraska Center for Virology, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, United States of America
Marco Lolicato, Anna Moroni
Department of Biology and CNR IBF-Mi, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milano, Italy

Corresponding Author

Email: thiel@bio.tu-darmstadt.de

Competing Interests

The “Fonds der Chemischen Industrie” is a charity under German law to support basic research. Neither the foundation, nor its member companies had any role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript. The support does not alter the authors′ adherence to all the PLoS ONE policies on sharing data and materials. KH has no financial interest in the member companies of the foundation.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JLV AM GT TM. Performed the experiments: TW CP GH KH RS DD ML. Analyzed the data: TW CP GH KH RS DD TM GT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: KH RS ML TM. Wrote the paper: AM JLV GT TM.