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Research Article

Mechanisms Involved in the Functional Divergence of Duplicated GroEL Chaperonins in Myxococcus xanthus DK1622

  • Yan Wang equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Yan Wang, Wen-yan Zhang

    Affiliation: State Key Laboratory of Microbial Technology, School of Life Science, Shandong University, Jinan, China

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  • Wen-yan Zhang equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Yan Wang, Wen-yan Zhang

    Affiliation: State Key Laboratory of Microbial Technology, School of Life Science, Shandong University, Jinan, China

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  • Zheng Zhang,

    Affiliation: State Key Laboratory of Microbial Technology, School of Life Science, Shandong University, Jinan, China

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  • Jian Li,

    Affiliation: State Key Laboratory of Microbial Technology, School of Life Science, Shandong University, Jinan, China

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  • Zhi-feng Li,

    Affiliation: State Key Laboratory of Microbial Technology, School of Life Science, Shandong University, Jinan, China

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  • Zai-gao Tan,

    Affiliation: State Key Laboratory of Microbial Technology, School of Life Science, Shandong University, Jinan, China

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  • Tian-tian Zhang,

    Affiliation: State Key Laboratory of Microbial Technology, School of Life Science, Shandong University, Jinan, China

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  • Zhi-hong Wu,

    Affiliation: State Key Laboratory of Microbial Technology, School of Life Science, Shandong University, Jinan, China

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  • Hong Liu,

    Affiliation: State Key Laboratory of Microbial Technology, School of Life Science, Shandong University, Jinan, China

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  • Yue-zhong Li mail

    lilab@sdu.edu.cn

    Affiliation: State Key Laboratory of Microbial Technology, School of Life Science, Shandong University, Jinan, China

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  • Published: February 21, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1003306

About the Authors

Yan Wang, Wen-yan Zhang, Zheng Zhang, Jian Li, Zhi-feng Li, Zai-gao Tan, Tian-tian Zhang, Zhi-hong Wu, Hong Liu, Yue-zhong Li
State Key Laboratory of Microbial Technology, School of Life Science, Shandong University, Jinan, China

Corresponding Author

Email: lilab@sdu.edu.cn

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: YL YW WZ. Performed the experiments: YW WZ ZZ JL TZ ZT. Analyzed the data: YL YW WZ ZZ ZL ZW HL. Wrote the paper: YL YW ZZ WZ.