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Whole Genome Analysis of Leptospira licerasiae Provides Insight into Leptospiral Evolution and Pathogenicity

  • Jessica N. Ricaldi equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Jessica N. Ricaldi, Derrick E. Fouts

    Affiliations: Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • Derrick E. Fouts equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Jessica N. Ricaldi, Derrick E. Fouts

    Affiliation: J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Jeremy D. Selengut,

    Affiliation: J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Derek M. Harkins,

    Affiliation: J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Kailash P. Patra,

    Affiliation: Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • Angelo Moreno,

    Affiliation: Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • Jason S. Lehmann,

    Affiliation: Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • Janaki Purushe,

    Affiliation: J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Ravi Sanka,

    Affiliation: J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Michael Torres,

    Affiliation: Departamento de Ciencias Celulares y Moleculares, Laboratorio de Investigación y Desarrollo, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru

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  • Nicholas J. Webster,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • Joseph M. Vinetz mail,

    jvinetz@ucsd.edu (JMV); mmatthias@ucsd.edu (MAM)

    Affiliations: Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, California, United States of America, Departamento de Ciencias Celulares y Moleculares, Laboratorio de Investigación y Desarrollo, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru

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  • Michael A. Matthias mail

    jvinetz@ucsd.edu (JMV); mmatthias@ucsd.edu (MAM)

    Affiliation: Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • Published: October 25, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001853

About the Authors

Jessica N. Ricaldi, Joseph M. Vinetz
Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
Jessica N. Ricaldi, Kailash P. Patra, Angelo Moreno, Jason S. Lehmann, Joseph M. Vinetz, Michael A. Matthias
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, California, United States of America
Derrick E. Fouts, Jeremy D. Selengut, Derek M. Harkins, Janaki Purushe, Ravi Sanka
J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America
Michael Torres, Joseph M. Vinetz
Departamento de Ciencias Celulares y Moleculares, Laboratorio de Investigación y Desarrollo, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
Nicholas J. Webster
Department of Medicine, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, California, United States of America

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JNR DEF KPP NJW JMV MAM. Performed the experiments: JNR DEF JDS DMH KPP AM JSL JP RS MT NJW MAM. Analyzed the data: JNR DEF JDS DMH KPP AM JSL JP RS MT NJW JMV MAM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DEF JDS DMH KPP. Wrote the paper: JNR DEF JDS DMH KPP AM JSL JP RS MT NJW JMV MAM.