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Prospective Genomic Characterization of the German Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O104:H4 Outbreak by Rapid Next Generation Sequencing Technology

  • Alexander Mellmann equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Alexander Mellmann, Dag Harmsen, Craig A. Cummings

    Affiliation: Institute of Hygiene, University Münster, Münster, Germany

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  • Dag Harmsen equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Alexander Mellmann, Dag Harmsen, Craig A. Cummings

    dharmsen@uni-muenster.de

    Affiliation: Department of Periodontology, University Münster, Münster, Germany

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  • Craig A. Cummings equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Alexander Mellmann, Dag Harmsen, Craig A. Cummings

    Affiliation: Life Technologies, Foster City, California, United States of America

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  • Emily B. Zentz,

    Affiliation: OpGen, Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Shana R. Leopold,

    Affiliation: Institute of Hygiene, University Münster, Münster, Germany

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  • Alain Rico,

    Affiliation: Life Technologies, Darmstadt, Germany

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  • Karola Prior,

    Affiliation: Department of Periodontology, University Münster, Münster, Germany

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  • Rafael Szczepanowski,

    Affiliation: Department of Periodontology, University Münster, Münster, Germany

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  • Yongmei Ji,

    Affiliation: Life Technologies, Foster City, California, United States of America

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  • Wenlan Zhang,

    Affiliation: Institute of Hygiene, University Münster, Münster, Germany

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  • Stephen F. McLaughlin,

    Affiliation: Life Technologies, Foster City, California, United States of America

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  • John K. Henkhaus,

    Affiliation: OpGen, Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Benjamin Leopold,

    Affiliation: Institute of Hygiene, University Münster, Münster, Germany

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  • Martina Bielaszewska,

    Affiliation: Institute of Hygiene, University Münster, Münster, Germany

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  • Rita Prager,

    Affiliation: Robert Koch Institute, Wernigerode Branch, Wernigerode, Germany

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  • Pius M. Brzoska,

    Affiliation: Life Technologies, Foster City, California, United States of America

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  • Richard L. Moore,

    Affiliation: OpGen, Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Simone Guenther,

    Affiliation: Life Technologies, Darmstadt, Germany

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  • Jonathan M. Rothberg,

    Affiliation: Ion Torrent by Life Technologies, Guilford, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Helge Karch

    Affiliation: Institute of Hygiene, University Münster, Münster, Germany

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  • Published: July 20, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0022751
  • Published in PLOS ONE

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