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The Genome of Deep-Sea Vent Chemolithoautotroph Thiomicrospira crunogena XCL-2

  • Kathleen M Scott mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: kscott@cas.usf.edu

    Affiliation: Biology Department, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States of America

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  • Stefan M Sievert,

    Affiliation: Biology Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Fereniki N Abril,

    Affiliation: Biology Department, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States of America

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  • Lois A Ball,

    Affiliation: Biology Department, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States of America

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  • Chantell J Barrett,

    Affiliation: Biology Department, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States of America

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  • Rodrigo A Blake,

    Affiliation: Biology Department, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States of America

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  • Amanda J Boller,

    Affiliation: Biology Department, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States of America

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  • Patrick S. G Chain,

    Affiliations: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California, United States of America, Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, California, United States of America

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  • Justine A Clark,

    Affiliation: Biology Department, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States of America

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  • Carisa R Davis,

    Affiliation: Biology Department, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States of America

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  • Chris Detter,

    Affiliation: Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, California, United States of America

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  • Kimberly F Do,

    Affiliation: Biology Department, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States of America

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  • Kimberly P Dobrinski,

    Affiliation: Biology Department, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States of America

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  • Brandon I Faza,

    Affiliation: Biology Department, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States of America

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  • Kelly A Fitzpatrick,

    Affiliation: Biology Department, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States of America

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  • Sharyn K Freyermuth,

    Affiliation: Department of Biochemistry, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Tara L Harmer,

    Affiliation: Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • Loren J Hauser,

    Affiliation: Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States of America

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  • Michael Hügler,

    Affiliation: Biology Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Cheryl A Kerfeld,

    Affiliation: Molecular Biology Institute, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Martin G Klotz,

    Affiliation: University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, United States of America

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  • William W Kong,

    Affiliation: Biology Department, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States of America

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  • Miriam Land,

    Affiliation: Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States of America

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  • Alla Lapidus,

    Affiliation: Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, California, United States of America

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  • Frank W Larimer,

    Affiliation: Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States of America

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  • Dana L Longo,

    Affiliation: Biology Department, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States of America

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  • Susan Lucas,

    Affiliation: Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, California, United States of America

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  • Stephanie A Malfatti,

    Affiliations: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California, United States of America, Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, California, United States of America

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  • Steven E Massey,

    Affiliation: Biology Department, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States of America

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  • Darlene D Martin,

    Affiliation: Biology Department, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States of America

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  • Zoe McCuddin,

    Affiliation: The Monsanto Company, Ankeny, Iowa, United States of America

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  • Folker Meyer,

    Affiliation: Center for Biotechnology, Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany

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  • Jessica L Moore,

    Affiliation: Biology Department, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States of America

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  • Luis H Ocampo Jr.,

    Affiliation: Biology Department, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States of America

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  • John H Paul,

    Affiliation: College of Marine Science, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, Florida, United States of America

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  • Ian T Paulsen,

    Affiliation: The Institute for Genomic Research, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Douglas K Reep,

    Affiliation: Biology Department, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States of America

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  • Qinghu Ren,

    Affiliation: The Institute for Genomic Research, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Rachel L Ross,

    Affiliation: Biology Department, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States of America

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  • Priscila Y Sato,

    Affiliation: Biology Department, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States of America

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  • Phaedra Thomas,

    Affiliation: Biology Department, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States of America

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  • Lance E Tinkham,

    Affiliation: Biology Department, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States of America

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  • Gary T Zeruth

    Affiliation: Biology Department, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States of America

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  • Published: November 14, 2006
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0040383

About the Authors

Kathleen M Scott, Fereniki N Abril, Lois A Ball, Chantell J Barrett, Rodrigo A Blake, Amanda J Boller, Justine A Clark, Carisa R Davis, Kimberly F Do, Kimberly P Dobrinski, Brandon I Faza, Kelly A Fitzpatrick, William W Kong, Dana L Longo, Steven E Massey, Darlene D Martin, Jessica L Moore, Luis H Ocampo Jr., Douglas K Reep, Rachel L Ross, Priscila Y Sato, Phaedra Thomas, Lance E Tinkham, Gary T Zeruth
Biology Department, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States of America
Stefan M Sievert, Michael Hügler
Biology Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, United States of America
Patrick S. G Chain, Stephanie A Malfatti
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California, United States of America
Patrick S. G Chain, Chris Detter, Alla Lapidus, Susan Lucas, Stephanie A Malfatti
Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, California, United States of America
Sharyn K Freyermuth
Department of Biochemistry, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, United States of America
Tara L Harmer
Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, New Jersey, United States of America
Loren J Hauser, Miriam Land, Frank W Larimer
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States of America
Cheryl A Kerfeld
Molecular Biology Institute, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Martin G Klotz
University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, United States of America
Zoe McCuddin
The Monsanto Company, Ankeny, Iowa, United States of America
Folker Meyer
Center for Biotechnology, Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany
John H Paul
College of Marine Science, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, Florida, United States of America
Ian T Paulsen, Qinghu Ren
The Institute for Genomic Research, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: kscott@cas.usf.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

KMS and SMS conceived and designed the experiments. KMS, SMS, PSGC, CD, LJH, MH, ML, AL, SL, SAM, JHP, and QR performed the experiments. KMS, SMS, FNA, LAB, CJB, RAB, AJB, PSGC, JAC, CRD, CD, KFD, KPD, BIF, KAF, SKF, TLH, LJH, MH, CAK, MGK, WWK, ML, AL, FWL, DLL, SL, SAM, SEM, DDM, ZM, FM, JLM, LHO, JHP, ITP, DKR, QR, RLR, PYS, PT, LET, and GTZ analyzed the data. KMS, SMS, PSGC, CD, LJH, MH, AL, FWL, SL, SAM, FM, JHP, ITP, and QR contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. KMS, SMS, FNA, LAB, CJB, RAB, AJB, PSGC, JAC, CRD, KFD, KPD, BIF, MH, MGK, WWK, ML, FWL, DLL, SEM, DDM, LHO, JHP, DKR, PYS, LET, and GTZ wrote the paper.