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The Complete Genome and Proteome of Laribacter hongkongensis Reveal Potential Mechanisms for Adaptations to Different Temperatures and Habitats

  • Patrick C. Y. Woo equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Patrick C. Y. Woo, Susanna K. P. Lau, Herman Tse, Jade L. L. Teng

    Affiliations: State Key Laboratory of Emerging Infectious Diseases, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region, People's Republic of China, Research Centre of Infection and Immunology, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region, People's Republic of China, Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region, People's Republic of China

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  • Susanna K. P. Lau equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Patrick C. Y. Woo, Susanna K. P. Lau, Herman Tse, Jade L. L. Teng

    Affiliations: State Key Laboratory of Emerging Infectious Diseases, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region, People's Republic of China, Research Centre of Infection and Immunology, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region, People's Republic of China, Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region, People's Republic of China

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  • Herman Tse equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Patrick C. Y. Woo, Susanna K. P. Lau, Herman Tse, Jade L. L. Teng

    Affiliations: State Key Laboratory of Emerging Infectious Diseases, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region, People's Republic of China, Research Centre of Infection and Immunology, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region, People's Republic of China, Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region, People's Republic of China

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  • Jade L. L. Teng equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Patrick C. Y. Woo, Susanna K. P. Lau, Herman Tse, Jade L. L. Teng

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region, People's Republic of China

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  • Shirly O. T. Curreem,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region, People's Republic of China

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  • Alan K. L. Tsang,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region, People's Republic of China

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  • Rachel Y. Y. Fan,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region, People's Republic of China

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  • Gilman K. M. Wong,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region, People's Republic of China

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  • Yi Huang,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region, People's Republic of China

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  • Nicholas J. Loman,

    Affiliation: Centre for Systems Biology, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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  • Lori A. S. Snyder,

    Affiliation: Centre for Systems Biology, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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  • James J. Cai,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region, People's Republic of China

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  • Jian-Dong Huang,

    Affiliation: Department of Biochemistry, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region, People's Republic of China

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  • William Mak,

    Affiliation: Genome Research Centre, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region, People's Republic of China

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  • Mark J. Pallen,

    Affiliation: Centre for Systems Biology, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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  • Si Lok,

    Affiliation: Genome Research Centre, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region, People's Republic of China

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  • Kwok-Yung Yuen mail

    kyyuen@hkucc.hku.hk

    Affiliations: State Key Laboratory of Emerging Infectious Diseases, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region, People's Republic of China, Research Centre of Infection and Immunology, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region, People's Republic of China, Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region, People's Republic of China

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  • Published: March 13, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000416

About the Authors

Patrick C. Y. Woo, Susanna K. P. Lau, Herman Tse, Kwok-Yung Yuen
State Key Laboratory of Emerging Infectious Diseases, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region, People's Republic of China
Patrick C. Y. Woo, Susanna K. P. Lau, Herman Tse, Kwok-Yung Yuen
Research Centre of Infection and Immunology, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region, People's Republic of China
Patrick C. Y. Woo, Susanna K. P. Lau, Herman Tse, Jade L. L. Teng, Shirly O. T. Curreem, Alan K. L. Tsang, Rachel Y. Y. Fan, Gilman K. M. Wong, Yi Huang, James J. Cai, Kwok-Yung Yuen
Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region, People's Republic of China
Nicholas J. Loman, Lori A. S. Snyder, Mark J. Pallen
Centre for Systems Biology, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Jian-Dong Huang
Department of Biochemistry, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region, People's Republic of China
William Mak, Si Lok
Genome Research Centre, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region, People's Republic of China

Corresponding Author

Email: kyyuen@hkucc.hku.hk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PCYW SKPL KYY. Performed the experiments: JLLT SOTC AKLT RYYF. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PCYW SKPL JDH WM MJP SL KYY. Wrote the paper: PCYW SKPL HT JLLT. Performed genome assembly, bioinformatics analysis, and genome annotation: HT JLLT SOTC AKLT RYYF GKMW YH NJL LASS JJC.