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Research Article

The Waddlia Genome: A Window into Chlamydial Biology

  • Claire Bertelli equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Claire Bertelli, François Collyn

    Affiliation: Center for Research on Intracellular Bacteria, Institute of Microbiology, University Hospital Center and University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

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  • François Collyn equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Claire Bertelli, François Collyn

    Affiliation: Center for Research on Intracellular Bacteria, Institute of Microbiology, University Hospital Center and University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

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  • Antony Croxatto,

    Affiliation: Center for Research on Intracellular Bacteria, Institute of Microbiology, University Hospital Center and University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

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  • Christian Rückert,

    Affiliation: Center for Biotechnology, Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany

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  • Adam Polkinghorne,

    Affiliations: Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, Institute of Veterinary Pathology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

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  • Carole Kebbi-Beghdadi,

    Affiliation: Center for Research on Intracellular Bacteria, Institute of Microbiology, University Hospital Center and University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

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  • Alexander Goesmann,

    Affiliation: Center for Biotechnology, Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany

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  • Lloyd Vaughan,

    Affiliation: Institute of Veterinary Pathology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

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  • Gilbert Greub mail

    gilbert.greub@chuv.ch

    Affiliation: Center for Research on Intracellular Bacteria, Institute of Microbiology, University Hospital Center and University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

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  • Published: May 28, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0010890
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Claire Bertelli, François Collyn, Antony Croxatto, Carole Kebbi-Beghdadi, Gilbert Greub
Center for Research on Intracellular Bacteria, Institute of Microbiology, University Hospital Center and University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
Christian Rückert, Alexander Goesmann
Center for Biotechnology, Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany
Adam Polkinghorne
Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
Adam Polkinghorne, Lloyd Vaughan
Institute of Veterinary Pathology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Corresponding Author

Email: gilbert.greub@chuv.ch

Competing Interests

Polypeptides identified as immunogenic have been patented as “Antigenic peptides for the detection of Chlamydia-related bacteria and tests of diagnosis” (European patent number 09172401.3-1223, 7th October 2009). This patent does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLoS ONE policies on sharing data and materials, and the authors of the present work will make freely available any materials and information associated with their publication that are reasonably requested by others for the purpose of academic, non-commercial research.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CB FC GG. Performed the experiments: CB FC AC CR. Analyzed the data: CB FC AC CR AP CKB LV GG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AG GG. Wrote the paper: CB FC AC LV GG.