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Diversity and Strain Specificity of Plant Cell Wall Degrading Enzymes Revealed by the Draft Genome of Ruminococcus flavefaciens FD-1

  • Margret E. Berg Miller,

    Affiliation: Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Dionysios A. Antonopoulos,

    Affiliation: Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

    Current address: Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Marco T. Rincon,

    Affiliation: Microbial Ecology Group, Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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  • Mark Band,

    Affiliation: Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Albert Bari,

    Affiliation: Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Tatsiana Akraiko,

    Affiliation: Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Alvaro Hernandez,

    Affiliation: Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Jyothi Thimmapuram,

    Affiliation: Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Bernard Henrissat,

    Affiliation: Architecture et Fonction des Macromolécules Biologiques, CNRS and Universités Aix-Marseille I & II, Marseille, France

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  • Pedro M. Coutinho,

    Affiliation: Architecture et Fonction des Macromolécules Biologiques, CNRS and Universités Aix-Marseille I & II, Marseille, France

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  • Ilya Borovok,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel

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  • Sadanari Jindou,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel

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  • Raphael Lamed,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel

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  • Harry J. Flint,

    Affiliation: Microbial Ecology Group, Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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  • Edward A. Bayer,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Chemistry, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

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  • Bryan A. White mail

    bwhite44@illinois.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America, Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Published: August 14, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0006650
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Margret E. Berg Miller, Dionysios A. Antonopoulos, Mark Band, Albert Bari, Tatsiana Akraiko, Alvaro Hernandez, Jyothi Thimmapuram, Bryan A. White
Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America
Bryan A. White
Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America
Marco T. Rincon, Harry J. Flint
Microbial Ecology Group, Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Bernard Henrissat, Pedro M. Coutinho
Architecture et Fonction des Macromolécules Biologiques, CNRS and Universités Aix-Marseille I & II, Marseille, France
Ilya Borovok, Sadanari Jindou, Raphael Lamed
Department of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel
Edward A. Bayer
Department of Biological Chemistry, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

Corresponding Author

Email: bwhite44@illinois.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MEBM DA BAW. Performed the experiments: MEBM DA. Analyzed the data: MEBM DA MTR JT BH PMC IB SJ RL HJF EAB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MB AB TA AGH JT. Wrote the paper: MEBM DA BAW.