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Large Direct Repeats Flank Genomic Rearrangements between a New Clinical Isolate of Francisella tularensis subsp. tularensis A1 and Schu S4

  • Ufuk Nalbantoglu,

    Affiliation: Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, United States of America

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  • Khalid Sayood,

    Affiliation: Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, United States of America

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  • Michael P. Dempsey,

    Affiliation: Division of Microbiology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, D.C., United States of America

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  • Peter C. Iwen,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology and Microbiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America

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  • Stephen C. Francesconi,

    Affiliation: Naval Medical Research Center, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Ravi D. Barabote,

    Affiliations: Bioscience Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States of America, DOE Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, California, United States of America

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  • Gary Xie,

    Affiliations: Bioscience Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States of America, DOE Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, California, United States of America

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  • Thomas S. Brettin,

    Affiliation: Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States of America

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  • Steven H. Hinrichs,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology and Microbiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America

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  • Paul D. Fey mail

    pfey@unmc.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology and Microbiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America

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  • Published: February 03, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0009007
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Peter C. Iwen, Steven H. Hinrichs, Paul D. Fey
Department of Pathology and Microbiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America
Ufuk Nalbantoglu, Khalid Sayood
Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, United States of America
Ravi D. Barabote, Gary Xie
Bioscience Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States of America
Ravi D. Barabote, Gary Xie
DOE Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, California, United States of America
Michael P. Dempsey
Division of Microbiology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, D.C., United States of America
Stephen C. Francesconi
Naval Medical Research Center, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States of America
Thomas S. Brettin
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: pfey@unmc.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: UN KS SHH PDF. Performed the experiments: UN KS RDB GX TSB PDF. Analyzed the data: UN KS RDB GX TSB SHH PDF. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: UN MPD PCI SCF RDB GX TSB SHH PDF. Wrote the paper: UN KS SHH PDF.