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Research Article

Genome Sequence of Brucella abortus Vaccine Strain S19 Compared to Virulent Strains Yields Candidate Virulence Genes

  • Oswald R. Crasta mail,

    ocrasta@vbi.vt.edu

    Affiliation: Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, United States of America

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  • Otto Folkerts,

    Affiliation: Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, United States of America

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  • Zhangjun Fei,

    Affiliation: Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, United States of America

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  • Shrinivasrao P. Mane,

    Affiliation: Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, United States of America

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  • Clive Evans,

    Affiliation: Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, United States of America

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  • Susan Martino-Catt,

    Affiliation: Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, United States of America

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  • Betsy Bricker,

    Affiliation: National Animal Disease Center, Ames, Iowa, United States of America

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  • GongXin Yu,

    Affiliation: Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, United States of America

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  • Lei Du,

    Affiliation: 454 Life Sciences, Branford, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Bruno W. Sobral

    Affiliation: Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, United States of America

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  • Published: May 14, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0002193
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Oswald R. Crasta, Otto Folkerts, Zhangjun Fei, Shrinivasrao P. Mane, Clive Evans, Susan Martino-Catt, GongXin Yu, Bruno W. Sobral
Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, United States of America
Betsy Bricker
National Animal Disease Center, Ames, Iowa, United States of America
Lei Du
454 Life Sciences, Branford, Connecticut, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: ocrasta@vbi.vt.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: OC CE BS SM. Performed the experiments: CE SM BB. Analyzed the data: OC OF ZF SM GY LD. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: BB. Wrote the paper: OC CE OF SM BB.