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New Insights into Metabolic Properties of Marine Bacteria Encoding Proteorhodopsins

  • Gazalah Sabehi equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Gazalah Sabehi, Alexander Loy

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

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  • Alexander Loy equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Gazalah Sabehi, Alexander Loy

    Affiliation: Department of Microbial Ecology, University of Vienna, Austria

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  • Kwang-Hwan Jung,

    Affiliation: Center for Membrane Biology, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The University of Texas Medical School, Houston, Texas, United States of America

    ¤ Current address: Department of Life Science, Interdisciplinary Program of Integrated Biotechnology, Sogang University, Seoul, Korea

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  • Ranga Partha,

    Affiliation: Center for Membrane Biology, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The University of Texas Medical School, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • John L Spudich,

    Affiliation: Center for Membrane Biology, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The University of Texas Medical School, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Tal Isaacson,

    Affiliation: Department of Genetics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

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  • Joseph Hirschberg,

    Affiliation: Department of Genetics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

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  • Michael Wagner mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: wagner@microbial-ecology.net (MW), Email: beja@tx.technion.ac.il (OB)

    Affiliation: Department of Microbial Ecology, University of Vienna, Austria

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  • Oded Béjà mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: wagner@microbial-ecology.net (MW), Email: beja@tx.technion.ac.il (OB)

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

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  • Published: July 19, 2005
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0030273

About the Authors

Gazalah Sabehi, Oded Béjà
Department of Biology, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
Alexander Loy, Michael Wagner
Department of Microbial Ecology, University of Vienna, Austria
Kwang-Hwan Jung, Ranga Partha, John L Spudich
Center for Membrane Biology, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The University of Texas Medical School, Houston, Texas, United States of America
Tal Isaacson, Joseph Hirschberg
Department of Genetics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

GS, AL, JLS, JH, and OB conceived and designed the experiments. GS, AL, RP, TI, and JH performed the experiments. GS, AL, RP, JLS, TI, JH, MW, and OB analyzed the data. GS, KHJ, JLS, and JH contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. AL, JLS, JH, MW, and OB wrote the paper.