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Helicobacter pylori from Peruvian Amerindians: Traces of Human Migrations in Strains from Remote Amazon, and Genome Sequence of an Amerind Strain

  • Dangeruta Kersulyte,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Microbiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Awdhesh Kalia,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, United States of America

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  • Robert H. Gilman,

    Affiliations: Departemento de Microbiologia, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru, Asociacion Benefica PRISMA, Lima, Peru, Department of International Health, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Melissa Mendez,

    Affiliations: Department of Molecular Microbiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America, Departemento de Microbiologia, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru

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  • Phabiola Herrera,

    Affiliation: Departemento de Microbiologia, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru

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  • Lilia Cabrera,

    Affiliation: Asociacion Benefica PRISMA, Lima, Peru

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  • Billie Velapatiño,

    Affiliations: Department of Molecular Microbiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America, Departemento de Microbiologia, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru

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  • Jacqueline Balqui,

    Affiliation: Departemento de Microbiologia, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru

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  • Freddy Paredes Puente de la Vega,

    Affiliation: Centro de Salud, Kepashiato, Cusco, Peru

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  • Carlos A. Rodriguez Ulloa,

    Affiliation: Policlinico Peruano Japones, Lima, Peru

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  • Jaime Cok,

    Affiliation: Policlinico Peruano Japones, Lima, Peru

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  • Catherine C. Hooper,

    Affiliation: Departemento de Microbiologia, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru

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  • Giedrius Dailide,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Microbiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Sravya Tamma,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Microbiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Douglas E. Berg mail

    berg@borcim.wustl.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Molecular Microbiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America, Departments of Genetics and Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Published: November 29, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0015076
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Dangeruta Kersulyte, Melissa Mendez, Billie Velapatiño, Giedrius Dailide, Sravya Tamma, Douglas E. Berg
Department of Molecular Microbiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America
Awdhesh Kalia
Department of Biology, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, United States of America
Robert H. Gilman, Melissa Mendez, Phabiola Herrera, Billie Velapatiño, Jacqueline Balqui, Catherine C. Hooper
Departemento de Microbiologia, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
Robert H. Gilman, Lilia Cabrera
Asociacion Benefica PRISMA, Lima, Peru
Robert H. Gilman
Department of International Health, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Freddy Paredes Puente de la Vega
Centro de Salud, Kepashiato, Cusco, Peru
Carlos A. Rodriguez Ulloa, Jaime Cok
Policlinico Peruano Japones, Lima, Peru
Douglas E. Berg
Departments of Genetics and Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: berg@borcim.wustl.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DK RHG DEB. Performed the experiments: DK MM BV GD. Analyzed the data: DK AK MM RHG CCH ST GD DEB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PH LC JB FPPV CARU JC RHG. Wrote the paper: DK DEB.