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The Mosaic Genome of Anaeromyxobacter dehalogenans Strain 2CP-C Suggests an Aerobic Common Ancestor to the Delta-Proteobacteria

  • Sara H. Thomas,

    Affiliation: School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Ryan D. Wagner,

    Affiliation: School of Biology, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Adrian K. Arakaki,

    Affiliation: School of Biology, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Jeffrey Skolnick,

    Affiliation: School of Biology, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • John R. Kirby,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America

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  • Lawrence J. Shimkets,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Robert A. Sanford,

    Affiliation: Department of Geology, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Frank E. Löffler mail

    frank.loeffler@ce.gatech.edu

    Affiliations: School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America, School of Biology, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Published: May 07, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0002103
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Sara H. Thomas, Frank E. Löffler
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Ryan D. Wagner, Adrian K. Arakaki, Jeffrey Skolnick, Frank E. Löffler
School of Biology, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
John R. Kirby
Department of Microbiology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America
Lawrence J. Shimkets
Department of Microbiology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America
Robert A. Sanford
Department of Geology, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: frank.loeffler@ce.gatech.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ST FL RW AA. Performed the experiments: ST RW AA. Analyzed the data: ST FL RW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: LS JS JK RS AA. Wrote the paper: ST FL RW.