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The Genome of a Pathogenic Rhodococcus: Cooptive Virulence Underpinned by Key Gene Acquisitions

  • Michal Letek,

    Affiliation: Microbial Pathogenesis Unit, Centres for Infectious Diseases and Immunity, Infection, and Evolution, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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  • Patricia González,

    Affiliations: Microbial Pathogenesis Unit, Centres for Infectious Diseases and Immunity, Infection, and Evolution, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, Irish Equine Centre, Johnstown, Naas, Ireland

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  • Iain MacArthur,

    Affiliations: Microbial Pathogenesis Unit, Centres for Infectious Diseases and Immunity, Infection, and Evolution, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, Irish Equine Centre, Johnstown, Naas, Ireland, Department of Pathobiology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada

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  • Héctor Rodríguez,

    Affiliations: Microbial Pathogenesis Unit, Centres for Infectious Diseases and Immunity, Infection, and Evolution, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, Irish Equine Centre, Johnstown, Naas, Ireland

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  • Tom C. Freeman,

    Affiliation: Division of Genetics and Genomics, Roslin BioCentre, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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  • Ana Valero-Rello,

    Affiliations: Microbial Pathogenesis Unit, Centres for Infectious Diseases and Immunity, Infection, and Evolution, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, Irish Equine Centre, Johnstown, Naas, Ireland

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  • Mónica Blanco,

    Affiliations: Microbial Pathogenesis Unit, Centres for Infectious Diseases and Immunity, Infection, and Evolution, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, Irish Equine Centre, Johnstown, Naas, Ireland

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  • Tom Buckley,

    Affiliation: Irish Equine Centre, Johnstown, Naas, Ireland

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  • Inna Cherevach,

    Affiliation: Pathogen Genomics, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Ruth Fahey,

    Affiliation: School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Sciences, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

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  • Alexia Hapeshi,

    Affiliation: Microbial Pathogenesis Unit, Centres for Infectious Diseases and Immunity, Infection, and Evolution, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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  • Jolyon Holdstock,

    Affiliation: Oxford Gene Technology, Begbroke Science Park, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Desmond Leadon,

    Affiliation: Irish Equine Centre, Johnstown, Naas, Ireland

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  • Jesús Navas,

    Affiliation: Departamento de Biología Molecular, Universidad de Cantabria, Santander, Spain

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  • Alain Ocampo,

    Affiliation: Irish Equine Centre, Johnstown, Naas, Ireland

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  • Michael A. Quail,

    Affiliation: Pathogen Genomics, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Mandy Sanders,

    Affiliation: Pathogen Genomics, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Mariela M. Scortti,

    Affiliations: Microbial Pathogenesis Unit, Centres for Infectious Diseases and Immunity, Infection, and Evolution, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, Departamento de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular IV, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain

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  • John F. Prescott,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathobiology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada

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  • Ursula Fogarty,

    Affiliation: Irish Equine Centre, Johnstown, Naas, Ireland

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  • Wim G. Meijer,

    Affiliation: School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Sciences, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

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  • Julian Parkhill,

    Affiliation: Pathogen Genomics, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Stephen D. Bentley,

    Affiliation: Pathogen Genomics, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • José A. Vázquez-Boland mail

    v.boland@ed.ac.uk

    Affiliations: Microbial Pathogenesis Unit, Centres for Infectious Diseases and Immunity, Infection, and Evolution, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, Grupo de Patogenómica Bacteriana, Universidad de León, León, Spain

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  • Published: September 30, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1001145

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