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Research Article

Genome Sequence of a Lancefield Group C Streptococcus zooepidemicus Strain Causing Epidemic Nephritis: New Information about an Old Disease

  • Stephen B. Beres,

    Affiliation: Center for Molecular and Translational Human Infectious Diseases Research, The Methodist Hospital Research Institute and Department of Pathology, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Ricardo Sesso,

    Affiliation: Division of Nephrology, Escola Paulista de Medicina, Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

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  • Sergio Wyton L. Pinto,

    Affiliation: Division of Nephrology, Hospital Sao Joao de Deus, Divinopolis, Brazil

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  • Nancy P. Hoe,

    Affiliation: Division of Occupational Health and Safety, Office of Research Services, National Institutes of Health, Hamilton, Montana, United States of America

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  • Stephen F. Porcella,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Human Bacterial Pathogenesis, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Hamilton, Montana, United States of America

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  • Frank R. DeLeo,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Human Bacterial Pathogenesis, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Hamilton, Montana, United States of America

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  • James M. Musser mail

    jmmusser@tmhs.org

    Affiliation: Center for Molecular and Translational Human Infectious Diseases Research, The Methodist Hospital Research Institute and Department of Pathology, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Published: August 21, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0003026
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Stephen B. Beres, James M. Musser
Center for Molecular and Translational Human Infectious Diseases Research, The Methodist Hospital Research Institute and Department of Pathology, Houston, Texas, United States of America
Ricardo Sesso
Division of Nephrology, Escola Paulista de Medicina, Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Sergio Wyton L. Pinto
Division of Nephrology, Hospital Sao Joao de Deus, Divinopolis, Brazil
Nancy P. Hoe
Division of Occupational Health and Safety, Office of Research Services, National Institutes of Health, Hamilton, Montana, United States of America
Stephen F. Porcella, Frank R. DeLeo
Laboratory of Human Bacterial Pathogenesis, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Hamilton, Montana, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: jmmusser@tmhs.org

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SBB JMM. Performed the experiments: SBB NPH SFP FRD. Analyzed the data: SBB RS SWLP NPH SFP FRD JMM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RS SWLP. Wrote the paper: SBB JMM.