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Research Article

Population Genomic Analysis of Strain Variation in Leptospirillum Group II Bacteria Involved in Acid Mine Drainage Formation

  • Sheri L Simmons equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Sheri L Simmons, Genevieve DiBartolo

    Affiliation: Department of Earth and Planetary Science, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Genevieve DiBartolo equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Sheri L Simmons, Genevieve DiBartolo

    Affiliation: Department of Earth and Planetary Science, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Vincent J Denef,

    Affiliation: Department of Earth and Planetary Science, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Daniela S. Aliaga Goltsman,

    Affiliation: Department of Earth and Planetary Science, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Michael P Thelen,

    Affiliation: Chemistry Directorate, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California, United States of America

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  • Jillian F Banfield mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: jbanfield@berkeley.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Earth and Planetary Science, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Published: July 22, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0060177

About the Authors

Sheri L Simmons, Genevieve DiBartolo, Vincent J Denef, Daniela S. Aliaga Goltsman, Jillian F Banfield
Department of Earth and Planetary Science, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America
Michael P Thelen
Chemistry Directorate, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: jbanfield@berkeley.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

SLS and JFB conceived and designed the experiments. SLS, GD, VJD, and JFB performed the experiments. SLS, GD, VJD, DSAG, and JFB analyzed the data. MPT contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. SLS, VJD, and JFB wrote the paper.