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Comparative Genomics of 2009 Seasonal Plague (Yersinia pestis) in New Mexico

  • Henry S. Gibbons mail,

    henry.gibbons.civ@mail.mil

    Affiliation: United States Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Michael D. Krepps equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Michael D. Krepps, Gary Ouellette, Mark Karavis

    Affiliations: United States Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, United States of America, Excet, Inc., Springfield, Virginia, United States of America

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  • Gary Ouellette equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Michael D. Krepps, Gary Ouellette, Mark Karavis

    Affiliations: United States Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, United States of America, Science Applications International Corporation, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, United States of America

    Current address: Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Mark Karavis equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Michael D. Krepps, Gary Ouellette, Mark Karavis

    Affiliation: United States Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Lisa Onischuk,

    Affiliation: New Mexico Department of Public Health, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

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  • Pascale Leonard,

    Affiliation: New Mexico Department of Public Health, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

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  • Stacey Broomall,

    Affiliation: United States Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Todd Sickler,

    Affiliation: United States Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Janet L. Betters,

    Affiliation: United States Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Paul McGregor,

    Affiliations: United States Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, United States of America, Science Applications International Corporation, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, United States of America

    Current address: National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Frederick, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Greg Donarum,

    Affiliation: OptiMetrics, Inc., Abingdon, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Alvin Liem,

    Affiliation: OptiMetrics, Inc., Abingdon, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Ed Fochler,

    Affiliation: OptiMetrics, Inc., Abingdon, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Lauren McNew,

    Affiliation: United States Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, United States of America

    Current address: Program Executive Office C3T, Cryptographic Systems, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, United States of America

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  • C. Nicole Rosenzweig,

    Affiliation: United States Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Evan Skowronski

    Affiliation: United States Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, United States of America

    Current address: Tahoe Research Institute, Incline Village, Nevada, United States of America

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  • Published: February 16, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0031604

About the Authors

Henry S. Gibbons, Michael D. Krepps, Gary Ouellette, Mark Karavis, Stacey Broomall, Todd Sickler, Janet L. Betters, Paul McGregor, Lauren McNew, C. Nicole Rosenzweig, Evan Skowronski
United States Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, United States of America
Gary Ouellette, Paul McGregor
Science Applications International Corporation, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, United States of America
Lisa Onischuk, Pascale Leonard
New Mexico Department of Public Health, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America
Greg Donarum, Alvin Liem, Ed Fochler
OptiMetrics, Inc., Abingdon, Maryland, United States of America
Michael D. Krepps
Excet, Inc., Springfield, Virginia, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: henry.gibbons.civ@mail.mil

Competing Interests

The authors have the following competing interests: Gary Ouellette and Paul McGregor are employees of Science Applications International Corporation; Greg Donarum, Alvin Liem, and Ed Fochler employees of OptiMetrics, Inc.; and Michael Krepps an employee of Excet, Inc. These companies provided contract labor and informatics support to ECBC. None of the companies have financial interests that would be influenced by the publication of this work. There are no patents, products in development or marketed products to declare. 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: HSG EWS PL. Performed the experiments: MK LO SB TS JLB PM LM. Analyzed the data: HSG MDK GO MK GD. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AL EF. Wrote the paper: HSG.