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Genome Sequence of Babesia bovis and Comparative Analysis of Apicomplexan Hemoprotozoa

  • Kelly A Brayton mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: kbrayton@vetmed.wsu.edu (KAB); tfm@vetmed.wsu.edu (TFM); vnene@som.umaryland.edu (VMN)

    Affiliation: Program in Genomics, Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, United States of America

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  • Audrey O. T Lau,

    Affiliation: Program in Genomics, Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, United States of America

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  • David R Herndon,

    Affiliation: Animal Disease Research Unit, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Pullman, Washington, United States of America

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  • Linda Hannick,

    Affiliation: The Institute for Genomic Research, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Lowell S Kappmeyer,

    Affiliation: Animal Disease Research Unit, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Pullman, Washington, United States of America

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  • Shawn J Berens,

    Affiliation: Program in Genomics, Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, United States of America

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  • Shelby L Bidwell,

    Affiliation: The Institute for Genomic Research, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Wendy C Brown,

    Affiliation: Program in Genomics, Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, United States of America

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  • Jonathan Crabtree,

    Affiliation: The Institute for Genomic Research, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Doug Fadrosh,

    Affiliation: The Institute for Genomic Research, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Tamara Feldblum,

    Affiliation: The Institute for Genomic Research, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Heather A Forberger,

    Affiliation: The Institute for Genomic Research, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Brian J Haas,

    Affiliation: The Institute for Genomic Research, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Jeanne M Howell,

    Affiliation: Program in Genomics, Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, United States of America

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  • Hoda Khouri,

    Affiliation: The Institute for Genomic Research, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Hean Koo,

    Affiliation: The Institute for Genomic Research, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • David J Mann,

    Affiliation: Division of Cell and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Life Sciences, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom

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  • Junzo Norimine,

    Affiliation: Program in Genomics, Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, United States of America

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  • Ian T Paulsen,

    Affiliation: The Institute for Genomic Research, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Diana Radune,

    Affiliation: The Institute for Genomic Research, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Qinghu Ren,

    Affiliation: The Institute for Genomic Research, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Roger K Smith Jr.,

    Affiliation: The Institute for Genomic Research, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

    ¤a Current address: DuPont Agriculture and Nutrition, Wilmington, Delaware, United States of America

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  • Carlos E Suarez,

    Affiliation: Animal Disease Research Unit, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Pullman, Washington, United States of America

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  • Owen White,

    Affiliation: The Institute for Genomic Research, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Jennifer R Wortman,

    Affiliation: The Institute for Genomic Research, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Donald P Knowles Jr.,

    Affiliations: Program in Genomics, Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, United States of America, Animal Disease Research Unit, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Pullman, Washington, United States of America

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  • Terry F McElwain mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: kbrayton@vetmed.wsu.edu (KAB); tfm@vetmed.wsu.edu (TFM); vnene@som.umaryland.edu (VMN)

    Affiliation: Program in Genomics, Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, United States of America

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  • Vishvanath M Nene mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: kbrayton@vetmed.wsu.edu (KAB); tfm@vetmed.wsu.edu (TFM); vnene@som.umaryland.edu (VMN)

    Affiliation: The Institute for Genomic Research, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

    ¤a Current address: DuPont Agriculture and Nutrition, Wilmington, Delaware, United States of America

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  • Published: October 19, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.0030148

About the Authors

Kelly A Brayton, Audrey O. T Lau, Shawn J Berens, Wendy C Brown, Jeanne M Howell, Junzo Norimine, Donald P Knowles Jr., Terry F McElwain
Program in Genomics, Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, United States of America
David R Herndon, Lowell S Kappmeyer, Carlos E Suarez, Donald P Knowles Jr.
Animal Disease Research Unit, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Pullman, Washington, United States of America
Linda Hannick, Shelby L Bidwell, Jonathan Crabtree, Doug Fadrosh, Tamara Feldblum, Heather A Forberger, Brian J Haas, Hoda Khouri, Hean Koo, Ian T Paulsen, Diana Radune, Qinghu Ren, Roger K Smith Jr., Owen White, Jennifer R Wortman, Vishvanath M Nene
The Institute for Genomic Research, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America
David J Mann
Division of Cell and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Life Sciences, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

K. Brayton, A. Lau, D. Knowles, T. McElwain, and V. Nene conceived and designed the experiments. K. Brayton, A. Lau, D. Herndon, L. Kappmeyer, S. Berens, W. Brown, D. Fadrosh, T. Feldblum, H. Forberger, J. Howell, H. Khouri, H. Koo, J. Norimine, D. Radune, C. Suarez, and V. Nene performed the experiments. K. Brayton, A. Lau, D. Herndon, L. Hannick, L. Kappmeyer, S. Bidwell, J. Crabtree, B. Haas, D. Mann, J. Norimine, I. Paulsen, Q. Ren, R. Smith, C. Suarez, O. White, J. Wortman, T. McElwain, and V. Nene analyzed the data. K. Brayton, D. Herndon, L. Kappmeyer, O. White, D. Knowles, T. McElwain, and V. Nene contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. K. Brayton, A. Lau, D. Herndon, T. McElwain, and V. Nene wrote the paper.