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Research Article

The Early Stage of Bacterial Genome-Reductive Evolution in the Host

  • Han Song equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Han Song, Junghyun Hwang, Hyojeong Yi

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, Korea University, Anam-Dong, Seongbuk-Gu, Seoul, Korea

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  • Junghyun Hwang equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Han Song, Junghyun Hwang, Hyojeong Yi

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, Korea University, Anam-Dong, Seongbuk-Gu, Seoul, Korea

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  • Hyojeong Yi equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Han Song, Junghyun Hwang, Hyojeong Yi

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, Korea University, Anam-Dong, Seongbuk-Gu, Seoul, Korea

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  • Ricky L. Ulrich,

    Affiliation: US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), Fort Detrick, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Yan Yu,

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

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  • William C. Nierman,

    Affiliations: J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America, The George Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Washington, D.C., United States of America

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  • Heenam Stanley Kim mail

    hstanleykim@korea.ac.kr

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, Korea University, Anam-Dong, Seongbuk-Gu, Seoul, Korea

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  • Published: May 27, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1000922

About the Authors

Han Song, Junghyun Hwang, Hyojeong Yi, Heenam Stanley Kim
Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, Korea University, Anam-Dong, Seongbuk-Gu, Seoul, Korea
Ricky L. Ulrich
US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), Fort Detrick, Maryland, United States of America
Yan Yu, William C. Nierman
J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America
William C. Nierman
The George Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Washington, D.C., United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: hstanleykim@korea.ac.kr

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: HSK. Performed the experiments: HS JH HY RLU YY. Analyzed the data: HS JH HY HSK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: WCN HSK. Wrote the paper: WCN HSK.