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A Major Role for Mammals in the Ecology of Mycobacterium ulcerans

  • Janet A. M. Fyfe equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Janet A. M. Fyfe, Caroline J. Lavender

    janet.fyfe@mh.org.au

    Affiliations: Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, WHO Collaborating Centre for Mycobacterium ulcerans, Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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  • Caroline J. Lavender equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Janet A. M. Fyfe, Caroline J. Lavender

    Affiliations: Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, WHO Collaborating Centre for Mycobacterium ulcerans, Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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  • Kathrine A. Handasyde,

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

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  • Alistair R. Legione,

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

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  • Carolyn R. O'Brien,

    Affiliation: Faculty of Veterinary Science, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

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  • Timothy P. Stinear,

    Affiliations: WHO Collaborating Centre for Mycobacterium ulcerans, Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

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  • Sacha J. Pidot,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

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  • Torsten Seemann,

    Affiliation: Victorian Bioinformatics Consortium, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia

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  • M. Eric Benbow,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, United States of America

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  • John R. Wallace,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Millersville University, Millersville, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Christina McCowan,

    Affiliation: Faculty of Veterinary Science, The University of Melbourne, Werribee, Victoria, Australia

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  • Paul D. R. Johnson

    Affiliations: Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, WHO Collaborating Centre for Mycobacterium ulcerans, Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Infectious Diseases Department, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia

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  • Published: August 10, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000791

About the Authors

Janet A. M. Fyfe, Caroline J. Lavender, Paul D. R. Johnson
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Janet A. M. Fyfe, Caroline J. Lavender, Timothy P. Stinear, Paul D. R. Johnson
WHO Collaborating Centre for Mycobacterium ulcerans, Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Kathrine A. Handasyde, Alistair R. Legione
Department of Zoology, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
Carolyn R. O'Brien
Faculty of Veterinary Science, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
Timothy P. Stinear, Sacha J. Pidot
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
Torsten Seemann
Victorian Bioinformatics Consortium, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
M. Eric Benbow
Department of Biology, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, United States of America
John R. Wallace
Department of Biology, Millersville University, Millersville, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Christina McCowan
Faculty of Veterinary Science, The University of Melbourne, Werribee, Victoria, Australia
Paul D. R. Johnson
Infectious Diseases Department, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia

Corresponding Author

Email: janet.fyfe@mh.org.au

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JAMF CJL KAH CRO TPS SJP TS MEB JRW PDRJ. Performed the experiments: JAMF CJL KAH ARL CRO TPS SJP MEB JRW CM. Analyzed the data: JAMF CJL KAH ARL CRO TPS SJP TS MEB JRW PDRJ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JAMF KAH CRO TPS TS MEB JRW CM PDRJ. Wrote the paper: JAMF CJL KAH TPS SJP PDRJ.