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Research Article

Prevalence and Evolution of Core Photosystem II Genes in Marine Cyanobacterial Viruses and Their Hosts

  • Matthew B Sullivan equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Matthew B Sullivan, Debbie Lindell

    Affiliation: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Debbie Lindell equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Matthew B Sullivan, Debbie Lindell

    Affiliation: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Jessica A Lee,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Luke R Thompson,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Joseph P Bielawski,

    Affiliations: Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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  • Sallie W Chisholm mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: chisholm@mit.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: July 04, 2006
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0040234

About the Authors

Matthew B Sullivan, Debbie Lindell, Sallie W Chisholm
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
Jessica A Lee, Luke R Thompson, Sallie W Chisholm
Department of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
Joseph P Bielawski
Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Joseph P Bielawski
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Corresponding Author

Email: chisholm@mit.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

MBS, DL, and SWC conceived and designed the experiments. MBS, DL, JAL, and LRT performed the experiments. MBS, DL, JAL, LRT, and JPB analyzed the data. MBS and DL wrote the paper, with significant contributions from all authors.