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Evolution of Symbiotic Bacteria in the Distal Human Intestine

  • Jian Xu equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Jian Xu, Michael A Mahowald

    Affiliations: Center for Genome Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America, Genome Sequencing Center, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Michael A Mahowald equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Jian Xu, Michael A Mahowald

    Affiliation: Center for Genome Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Ruth E Ley,

    Affiliation: Center for Genome Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Catherine A Lozupone,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America

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  • Micah Hamady,

    Affiliation: Department of Computer Science, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America

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  • Eric C Martens,

    Affiliation: Center for Genome Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Bernard Henrissat,

    Affiliations: Universités Aix-Marseille I and II, Marseille, France, CNRS, UMR6098, Marseille, France

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  • Pedro M Coutinho,

    Affiliations: Universités Aix-Marseille I and II, Marseille, France, CNRS, UMR6098, Marseille, France

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  • Patrick Minx,

    Affiliation: Genome Sequencing Center, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Philippe Latreille,

    Affiliation: Genome Sequencing Center, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Holland Cordum,

    Affiliation: Genome Sequencing Center, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Andrew Van Brunt,

    Affiliation: Genome Sequencing Center, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Kyung Kim,

    Affiliation: Genome Sequencing Center, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Robert S Fulton,

    Affiliation: Genome Sequencing Center, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Lucinda A Fulton,

    Affiliation: Genome Sequencing Center, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Sandra W Clifton,

    Affiliation: Genome Sequencing Center, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Richard K Wilson,

    Affiliations: Center for Genome Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America, Genome Sequencing Center, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Robin D Knight,

    Affiliation: Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America

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  • Jeffrey I Gordon mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: jgordon@wustl.edu

    Affiliation: Center for Genome Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Published: June 19, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0050156

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Posted by plosbiology on 07 May 2009 at 22:18 GMT

Author: Damien MEYER
Position: Post-doctoral Fellow
Institution: Iowa State University
E-mail: dfmeyer@iastate.edu
Submitted Date: June 19, 2007
Published Date: June 25, 2007
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You should also cite "Blanvillain S, Meyer D, Boulanger A, Lautier M, Guynet C, et al. (2007) Plant Carbohydrate Scavenging through TonB-Dependent Receptors: A Feature Shared by Phytopathogenic and Aquatic Bacteria. PLoS ONE 2(2): e224. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0000224".
Especially when you suggest "that these systems (clusters that encode SusC/SusD paralogs and glycoside hydrolases) are differentially regulated during growth on various complex glycans and could act as components of carbohydrate sensors responsible for regulating loci appropriate for utilizing available nutrients"

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