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Whole Genome Sequences of Three Treponema pallidum ssp. pertenue Strains: Yaws and Syphilis Treponemes Differ in Less than 0.2% of the Genome Sequence

  • Darina Čejková equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Darina Čejková, Marie Zobaníková

    Affiliations: Department of Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic, Human Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America, The Genome Institute, Department of Genetics, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Marie Zobaníková equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Darina Čejková, Marie Zobaníková

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

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  • Lei Chen,

    Affiliations: Human Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America, The Genome Institute, Department of Genetics, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Petra Pospíšilová,

    Affiliations: Department of Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic, Human Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Michal Strouhal,

    Affiliations: Department of Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic, The Genome Institute, Department of Genetics, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Xiang Qin,

    Affiliation: Human Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Lenka Mikalová,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

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  • Steven J. Norris,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Donna M. Muzny,

    Affiliation: Human Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Richard A. Gibbs,

    Affiliation: Human Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Lucinda L. Fulton,

    Affiliation: The Genome Institute, Department of Genetics, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Erica Sodergren,

    Affiliations: Human Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America, The Genome Institute, Department of Genetics, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • George M. Weinstock,

    Affiliations: Human Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America, The Genome Institute, Department of Genetics, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • David Šmajs mail

    dsmajs@med.muni.cz

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

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  • Published: January 24, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001471

About the Authors

Darina Čejková, Marie Zobaníková, Petra Pospíšilová, Michal Strouhal, Lenka Mikalová, David Šmajs
Department of Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Darina Čejková, Lei Chen, Petra Pospíšilová, Xiang Qin, Donna M. Muzny, Richard A. Gibbs, Erica Sodergren, George M. Weinstock
Human Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America
Darina Čejková, Lei Chen, Michal Strouhal, Lucinda L. Fulton, Erica Sodergren, George M. Weinstock
The Genome Institute, Department of Genetics, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America
Steven J. Norris
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: dsmajs@med.muni.cz

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DS GMW. Performed the experiments: DC MZ PP MS. Analyzed the data: DC MZ LC MS LM XQ DMM ES LLF. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DS GMW RAG SJN. Wrote the paper: MZ DC DS.