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Pathways of Carbon Assimilation and Ammonia Oxidation Suggested by Environmental Genomic Analyses of Marine Crenarchaeota

  • Steven J Hallam,

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

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  • Tracy J Mincer,

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

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  • Christa Schleper,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway

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  • Christina M Preston,

    Affiliation: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing, California, United States of America

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  • Katie Roberts,

    Affiliation: Department of Geological & Environmental Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America

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  • Paul M Richardson,

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

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  • Edward F DeLong mail

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

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

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  • Published: March 21, 2006
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0040095

About the Authors

Steven J Hallam, Tracy J Mincer, Edward F DeLong
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
Christa Schleper
Department of Biology, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
Christina M Preston
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing, California, United States of America
Katie Roberts
Department of Geological & Environmental Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America
Paul M Richardson
Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: delong@mit.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

SJH and EFDL conceived and designed the experiments. SJH, CS, and EFDL performed the experiments. SJH, TJM, PMP, and EFDL analyzed the data. SJH and KR contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. SJH, CMP, and EFDL wrote the paper.