About the Authors
- Martin Wu, Qinghu Ren, A. Scott Durkin, Sean C Daugherty, Lauren M Brinkac, Robert J Dodson, Ramana Madupu, Steven A Sullivan, James F Kolonay, William C Nelson, Luke J Tallon, Kristine M Jones, Jonathan A Eisen
- The Institute for Genomic Research, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America
- Luke E Ulrich, Igor B Zhulin
- Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, School of Biology, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
- Juan M Gonzalez, Frank T Robb
- Center of Marine Biotechnology, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
- Jonathan A Eisen
- Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.
MW, FTR, and JAE conceived and designed the experiments. JMG and FTR performed the physiology experiments. MW, QR, LEU, IBZ, FTR, and JAE analyzed the data. MW, IBZ, FTR, and JAE wrote the paper. LJT and KMJ closed the genome. ASD, SCD, LMB, RJD, RM, SAS, JFK, and WCN annotated the genome.