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The Program of Gene Transcription for a Single Differentiating Cell Type during Sporulation in Bacillus subtilis

  • Patrick Eichenberger,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Masaya Fujita,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Shane T Jensen,

    Affiliation: Department of Statistics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Erin M Conlon,

    Affiliation: Department of Statistics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

    ¤1 Current address: Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • David Z Rudner,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

    ¤2 Current address: Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Stephanie T Wang,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Caitlin Ferguson,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Koki Haga,

    Affiliation: International Environmental and Agricultural Science, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Fuchu, Tokyo, Japan

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  • Tsutomu Sato,

    Affiliation: International Environmental and Agricultural Science, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Fuchu, Tokyo, Japan

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  • Jun S Liu,

    Affiliation: Department of Statistics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Richard Losick mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: losick@mcb.harvard.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: September 21, 2004
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0020328

About the Authors

Patrick Eichenberger, Masaya Fujita, David Z Rudner, Stephanie T Wang, Caitlin Ferguson, Richard Losick
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
Shane T Jensen, Erin M Conlon, Jun S Liu
Department of Statistics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
Koki Haga, Tsutomu Sato
International Environmental and Agricultural Science, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Fuchu, Tokyo, Japan

Corresponding Author

Email: losick@mcb.harvard.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no conflicts of interest exist.

Author Contributions

PE, MF, STJ, EMC, DZR, TS, JSL, and RL conceived and designed the experiments. PE, MF, DZR, STW, CF, and KH performed the experiments. PE, MF, STJ, EMC, DZR, and JSL analyzed the data. PE, MF, STJ, EMC, DZR, and JSL contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. PE, MF, STJ, EMC, JSL, and RL wrote the paper.