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Resequencing of Treponema pallidum ssp. pallidum Strains Nichols and SS14: Correction of Sequencing Errors Resulted in Increased Separation of Syphilis Treponeme Subclusters

  • Helena Pětrošová equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Helena Pětrošová, Petra Pospíšilová

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

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  • Petra Pospíšilová equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Helena Pětrošová, Petra Pospíšilová

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

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  • Michal Strouhal,

    Affiliations: Department of Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic, Department of Genetics, The Genome Institute, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Darina Čejková,

    Affiliations: Department of Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic, Human Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America, Department of Genetics, The Genome Institute, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Marie Zobaníková,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

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  • Lenka Mikalová,

    Affiliations: Department of Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic, Department of Genetics, The Genome Institute, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Erica Sodergren,

    Affiliations: Human Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America, Department of Genetics, The Genome Institute, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • George M. Weinstock,

    Affiliations: Human Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America, Department of Genetics, The Genome Institute, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • David Šmajs mail

    dsmajs@med.muni.cz

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

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  • Published: September 10, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0074319

About the Authors

Helena Pětrošová, Petra Pospíšilová, Michal Strouhal, Darina Čejková, Marie Zobaníková, Lenka Mikalová, David Šmajs
Department of Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Darina Čejková, Erica Sodergren, George M. Weinstock
Human Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America
Michal Strouhal, Darina Čejková, Lenka Mikalová, Erica Sodergren, George M. Weinstock
Department of Genetics, The Genome Institute, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: dsmajs@med.muni.cz

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DŠ ES GMW. Performed the experiments: HP PP MS. Analyzed the data: HP PP MS MZ DČ LM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DŠ ES GMW. Wrote the paper: HP DŠ.