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The Genome of a Bacillus Isolate Causing Anthrax in Chimpanzees Combines Chromosomal Properties of B. cereus with B. anthracis Virulence Plasmids

  • Silke R. Klee equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Silke R. Klee, Elzbieta B. Brzuszkiewicz

    klees@rki.de

    Affiliation: Centre for Biological Security (ZBS), Robert Koch-Institut, Berlin, Germany

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  • Elzbieta B. Brzuszkiewicz equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Silke R. Klee, Elzbieta B. Brzuszkiewicz

    Affiliation: Goettingen Genomics Laboratory, Institute of Microbiology and Genetics, Georg August University Goettingen, Goettingen, Germany

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  • Herbert Nattermann,

    Affiliation: Centre for Biological Security (ZBS), Robert Koch-Institut, Berlin, Germany

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  • Holger Brüggemann,

    Affiliation: Goettingen Genomics Laboratory, Institute of Microbiology and Genetics, Georg August University Goettingen, Goettingen, Germany

    Current address: Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin, Germany

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  • Susann Dupke,

    Affiliation: Centre for Biological Security (ZBS), Robert Koch-Institut, Berlin, Germany

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  • Antje Wollherr,

    Affiliation: Goettingen Genomics Laboratory, Institute of Microbiology and Genetics, Georg August University Goettingen, Goettingen, Germany

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  • Tatjana Franz,

    Affiliation: Centre for Biological Security (ZBS), Robert Koch-Institut, Berlin, Germany

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  • Georg Pauli,

    Affiliation: Centre for Biological Security (ZBS), Robert Koch-Institut, Berlin, Germany

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  • Bernd Appel,

    Affiliation: Centre for Biological Security (ZBS), Robert Koch-Institut, Berlin, Germany

    Current address: Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, Berlin, Germany

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  • Wolfgang Liebl,

    Affiliation: Goettingen Genomics Laboratory, Institute of Microbiology and Genetics, Georg August University Goettingen, Goettingen, Germany

    Current address: Technical University of München, Freising-Weihenstephan, Germany

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  • Emmanuel Couacy-Hymann,

    Affiliation: LANADA/Laboratoire Central de Pathologie Animale, Bingerville, Côte d'Ivoire

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  • Christophe Boesch,

    Affiliation: Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany

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  • Frauke-Dorothee Meyer,

    Affiliation: Goettingen Genomics Laboratory, Institute of Microbiology and Genetics, Georg August University Goettingen, Goettingen, Germany

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  • Fabian H. Leendertz,

    Affiliation: Research Group Emerging Zoonoses (NG2), Robert Koch-Institut, Berlin, Germany

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  • Heinz Ellerbrok,

    Affiliation: Centre for Biological Security (ZBS), Robert Koch-Institut, Berlin, Germany

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  • Gerhard Gottschalk,

    Affiliation: Goettingen Genomics Laboratory, Institute of Microbiology and Genetics, Georg August University Goettingen, Goettingen, Germany

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  • Roland Grunow,

    Affiliation: Centre for Biological Security (ZBS), Robert Koch-Institut, Berlin, Germany

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  • Heiko Liesegang

    Affiliation: Goettingen Genomics Laboratory, Institute of Microbiology and Genetics, Georg August University Goettingen, Goettingen, Germany

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  • Published: July 09, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0010986
  • Published in PLOS ONE

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