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Research Article

The Genome Sequence of Lone Star Virus, a Highly Divergent Bunyavirus Found in the Amblyomma americanum Tick

  • Andrea Swei,

    Affiliations: Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America, UCSF-Abbott Viral Diagnostics and Discovery Center, San Francisco, California, United States of America, Department of Biology, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Brandy J. Russell,

    Affiliation: Division of Vector-borne Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America

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  • Samia N. Naccache,

    Affiliations: Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America, UCSF-Abbott Viral Diagnostics and Discovery Center, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Beniwende Kabre,

    Affiliations: Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America, UCSF-Abbott Viral Diagnostics and Discovery Center, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Narayanan Veeraraghavan,

    Affiliations: Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America, UCSF-Abbott Viral Diagnostics and Discovery Center, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Mark A. Pilgard,

    Affiliation: Division of Vector-borne Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America

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  • Barbara J. B. Johnson,

    Affiliation: Division of Vector-borne Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America

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  • Charles Y. Chiu mail

    charles.chiu@ucsf.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America, UCSF-Abbott Viral Diagnostics and Discovery Center, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Published: April 29, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0062083

About the Authors

Andrea Swei, Samia N. Naccache, Beniwende Kabre, Narayanan Veeraraghavan, Charles Y. Chiu
Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America
Andrea Swei, Samia N. Naccache, Beniwende Kabre, Narayanan Veeraraghavan, Charles Y. Chiu
UCSF-Abbott Viral Diagnostics and Discovery Center, San Francisco, California, United States of America
Brandy J. Russell, Mark A. Pilgard, Barbara J. B. Johnson
Division of Vector-borne Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America
Andrea Swei
Department of Biology, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: charles.chiu@ucsf.edu

Competing Interests

This study was partly funded by an Abbott Viral Discovery Award. Charles Y. Chiu is the director of the UCSF-Abbott Viral Diagnostics and Discovery Center (VDDC). This does not alter the authors’ adherence to all PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AS MAP BJJ CYC. Performed the experiments: AS BJR BK. Analyzed the data: AS BJR SNN NV MAP BJJ CYC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SNN NV MAP BJJ CYC. Wrote the paper: AS SNN MAP BJJ CYC.