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Research Article

Comparative ICE Genomics: Insights into the Evolution of the SXT/R391 Family of ICEs

  • Rachel A. F. Wozniak,

    Affiliations: Channing Laboratory, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Genetics, Tufts Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Derrick E. Fouts,

    Affiliation: J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Matteo Spagnoletti,

    Affiliation: Dipartimento di Biologia Cellulare e dello Sviluppo, Universitá di Roma La Sapienza, Rome, Italy

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  • Mauro M. Colombo,

    Affiliation: Dipartimento di Biologia Cellulare e dello Sviluppo, Universitá di Roma La Sapienza, Rome, Italy

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  • Daniela Ceccarelli,

    Affiliation: Centre d'Étude et de Valorisation de la Diversité Microbienne, Département de Biologie, Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada

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  • Geneviève Garriss,

    Affiliation: Centre d'Étude et de Valorisation de la Diversité Microbienne, Département de Biologie, Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada

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  • Christine Déry,

    Affiliation: Centre d'Étude et de Valorisation de la Diversité Microbienne, Département de Biologie, Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada

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  • Vincent Burrus mail,

    Vincent.Burrus@USherbrooke.ca (VB); mwaldor@rics.bwh.harvard.edu (MKW)

    Affiliation: Centre d'Étude et de Valorisation de la Diversité Microbienne, Département de Biologie, Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada

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  • Matthew K. Waldor mail

    Vincent.Burrus@USherbrooke.ca (VB); mwaldor@rics.bwh.harvard.edu (MKW)

    Affiliations: Channing Laboratory, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Genetics, Tufts Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Published: December 24, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000786

About the Authors

Rachel A. F. Wozniak, Matthew K. Waldor
Channing Laboratory, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Rachel A. F. Wozniak, Matthew K. Waldor
Department of Genetics, Tufts Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Rachel A. F. Wozniak, Derrick E. Fouts
J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America
Matteo Spagnoletti, Mauro M. Colombo
Dipartimento di Biologia Cellulare e dello Sviluppo, Universitá di Roma La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
Daniela Ceccarelli, Geneviève Garriss, Christine Déry, Vincent Burrus
Centre d'Étude et de Valorisation de la Diversité Microbienne, Département de Biologie, Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada
Matthew K. Waldor
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States of America

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RAFW VB MKW. Performed the experiments: RAFW DEF MS DC GG CD VB. Analyzed the data: RAFW MS DC VB MKW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MMC. Wrote the paper: RAFW VB MKW.