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Genome Sequencing Shows that European Isolates of Francisella tularensis Subspecies tularensis Are Almost Identical to US Laboratory Strain Schu S4

  • Roy R. Chaudhuri,

    Affiliation: Division of Immunity and Infection, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, United Kindgom

    Current address: Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Chuan-Peng Ren,

    Affiliation: Division of Immunity and Infection, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, United Kindgom

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  • Leah Desmond,

    Affiliation: Health Protection Agency, Centre for Emergency Preparedness and Response, Porton Down, Salisbury, United Kindgom

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  • Gemma A. Vincent,

    Affiliation: Health Protection Agency, Centre for Emergency Preparedness and Response, Porton Down, Salisbury, United Kindgom

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  • Nigel J. Silman,

    Affiliation: Health Protection Agency, Centre for Emergency Preparedness and Response, Porton Down, Salisbury, United Kindgom

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  • John K. Brehm,

    Affiliation: Health Protection Agency, Centre for Emergency Preparedness and Response, Porton Down, Salisbury, United Kindgom

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  • Michael J. Elmore,

    Affiliation: Health Protection Agency, Centre for Emergency Preparedness and Response, Porton Down, Salisbury, United Kindgom

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  • Michael J. Hudson,

    Affiliation: Health Protection Agency, Centre for Emergency Preparedness and Response, Porton Down, Salisbury, United Kindgom

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  • Mats Forsman,

    Affiliation: Department of NBC Analysis, Division of NBC Defence, FOI Swedish Defence Research Agency, Umeå, Sweden

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  • Karen E. Isherwood,

    Affiliation: Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, Porton Down, Salisbury, United Kindgom

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  • Darina Guryčová,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology, Medical Facility, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovak Republic

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  • Nigel P. Minton,

    Affiliations: Health Protection Agency, Centre for Emergency Preparedness and Response, Porton Down, Salisbury, United Kindgom, Centre for Biomolecular Sciences, Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom

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  • Richard W. Titball,

    Affiliation: Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, Porton Down, Salisbury, United Kindgom

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  • Mark J. Pallen equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Mark J. Pallen, Richard Vipond

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: m.pallen@bham.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Division of Immunity and Infection, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, United Kindgom

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  • Richard Vipond equal contributor

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Mark J. Pallen, Richard Vipond

    Affiliation: Health Protection Agency, Centre for Emergency Preparedness and Response, Porton Down, Salisbury, United Kindgom

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  • Published: April 04, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0000352

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