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Cultivation and Complete Genome Sequencing of Gloeobacter kilaueensis sp. nov., from a Lava Cave in Kīlauea Caldera, Hawai'i

  • Jimmy H. W. Saw,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, Honolulu, Hawai'i, United States of America

    Current address: Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

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  • Michael Schatz,

    Affiliation: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, United States of America

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  • Mark V. Brown,

    Affiliations: NASA Astrobiology Institute, University of Hawai'i, Honolulu, Hawai'i, United States of America, School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Dennis D. Kunkel,

    Affiliation: Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc., Kailua, Hawai'i, United States of America

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  • Jamie S. Foster,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Cell Science, University of Florida Space Life Science Laboratory, Kennedy Space Center, Kennedy, Florida, United States of America

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  • Harry Shick,

    Affiliation: Kea'au, Hawai'i, United States of America

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  • Stephanie Christensen,

    Affiliation: Department of Oceanography, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, Honolulu, Hawai'I, United States of America

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  • Shaobin Hou,

    Affiliations: Department of Microbiology, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, Honolulu, Hawai'i, United States of America, Advanced Studies of Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, Honolulu, Hawai'i, United States of America

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  • Xuehua Wan,

    Affiliations: Department of Microbiology, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, Honolulu, Hawai'i, United States of America, Advanced Studies of Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, Honolulu, Hawai'i, United States of America

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  • Stuart P. Donachie mail

    donachie@hawaii.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, Honolulu, Hawai'i, United States of America

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  • Published: October 23, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0076376

About the Authors

Jimmy H. W. Saw, Shaobin Hou, Xuehua Wan, Stuart P. Donachie
Department of Microbiology, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, Honolulu, Hawai'i, United States of America
Michael Schatz
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, United States of America
Mark V. Brown
NASA Astrobiology Institute, University of Hawai'i, Honolulu, Hawai'i, United States of America
Mark V. Brown
School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Dennis D. Kunkel
Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc., Kailua, Hawai'i, United States of America
Jamie S. Foster
Department of Microbiology and Cell Science, University of Florida Space Life Science Laboratory, Kennedy Space Center, Kennedy, Florida, United States of America
Harry Shick
Kea'au, Hawai'i, United States of America
Stephanie Christensen
Department of Oceanography, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, Honolulu, Hawai'I, United States of America
Shaobin Hou, Xuehua Wan
Advanced Studies of Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, Honolulu, Hawai'i, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: donachie@hawaii.edu

Competing Interests

Dennis Kunkel is the owner of Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc. 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, as detailed online in the guide for authors.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JS SD. Performed the experiments: JS MB DK JF HS SC SH XW SD. Analyzed the data: JS MS SC SD. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DK. Wrote the paper: JS SD. Conducted fieldwork: JS HS MB JF SD.