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Research Article

Localized Plasticity in the Streamlined Genomes of Vinyl Chloride Respiring Dehalococcoides

  • Paul J. McMurdie,

    Affiliation: Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering and of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America

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  • Sebastian F. Behrens,

    Affiliation: Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering and of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America

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  • Jochen A. Müller,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Jonathan Göke,

    Affiliation: Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering and of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America

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  • Kirsti M. Ritalahti,

    Affiliation: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Ryan Wagner,

    Affiliation: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Eugene Goltsman,

    Affiliation: Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, California, 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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  • Susan Holmes,

    Affiliation: Department of Statistics, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America

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  • Frank E. Löffler,

    Affiliation: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Alfred M. Spormann mail

    spormann@stanford.edu

    Affiliation: Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering and of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America

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  • Published: November 06, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000714

About the Authors

Paul J. McMurdie, Sebastian F. Behrens, Jonathan Göke, Alfred M. Spormann
Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering and of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America
Jochen A. Müller
Department of Biology, Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Kirsti M. Ritalahti, Ryan Wagner, Frank E. Löffler
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Eugene Goltsman, Alla Lapidus
Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, California, United States of America
Susan Holmes
Department of Statistics, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: spormann@stanford.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PJM SFB FEL AMS. Performed the experiments: PJM SFB KMR. Analyzed the data: PJM SFB JAM JG KMR RW EG AL SH FEL AMS. Wrote the paper: PJM SFB JAM FEL AMS.