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Research Article

Population Genomics of the Facultatively Mutualistic Bacteria Sinorhizobium meliloti and S. medicae

  • Brendan Epstein,

    Affiliation: Department of Plant Biology, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, United States of America

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  • Antoine Branca,

    Affiliation: Department of Plant Biology, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, United States of America

    Current address: Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity, University of Münster, Münster, Germany

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  • Joann Mudge,

    Affiliation: National Center for Genome Resources, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States of America

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  • Arvind K. Bharti,

    Affiliation: National Center for Genome Resources, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States of America

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  • Roman Briskine,

    Affiliation: Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

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  • Andrew D. Farmer,

    Affiliation: National Center for Genome Resources, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States of America

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  • Masayuki Sugawara,

    Affiliation: Department of Soil, Water, and Climate, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, United States of America

    Current address: Graduate School of Environmental Science. Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan

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  • Nevin D. Young,

    Affiliations: Department of Plant Biology, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, United States of America, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States of America

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  • Michael J. Sadowsky mail,

    sadowsky@umn.edu (MJS); ptiffin@umn.edu (PT)

    Affiliations: Department of Soil, Water, and Climate, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, United States of America, BioTechnology Institute, St. Paul, Minnesota, United States of America

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  • Peter Tiffin mail

    sadowsky@umn.edu (MJS); ptiffin@umn.edu (PT)

    Affiliation: Department of Plant Biology, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, United States of America

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  • Published: August 02, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1002868

About the Authors

Brendan Epstein, Antoine Branca, Nevin D. Young, Peter Tiffin
Department of Plant Biology, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, United States of America
Joann Mudge, Arvind K. Bharti, Andrew D. Farmer
National Center for Genome Resources, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States of America
Roman Briskine
Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
Masayuki Sugawara, Michael J. Sadowsky
Department of Soil, Water, and Climate, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, United States of America
Nevin D. Young
Department of Plant Pathology, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States of America
Michael J. Sadowsky
BioTechnology Institute, St. Paul, Minnesota, United States of America

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: NDY MJS PT. Performed the experiments: JM AKB ADF MS RB. Analyzed the data: BE AB PT. Wrote the paper: BE MJS PT.