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Research Article

The Stealth Episome: Suppression of Gene Expression on the Excised Genomic Island PPHGI-1 from Pseudomonas syringae pv. phaseolicola

  • Scott A. C. Godfrey,

    Affiliation: Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, University of the West of England, Bristol, United Kingdom

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  • Helen C. Lovell,

    Affiliation: Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, University of the West of England, Bristol, United Kingdom

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  • John W. Mansfield,

    Affiliation: Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • David S. Corry,

    Affiliation: Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, University of the West of England, Bristol, United Kingdom

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  • Robert W. Jackson,

    Affiliation: School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom

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  • Dawn L. Arnold mail

    Dawn.Arnold@uwe.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, University of the West of England, Bristol, United Kingdom

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  • Published: March 31, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002010

About the Authors

Scott A. C. Godfrey, Helen C. Lovell, David S. Corry, Dawn L. Arnold
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, University of the West of England, Bristol, United Kingdom
John W. Mansfield
Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
Robert W. Jackson
School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: Dawn.Arnold@uwe.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SACG, JWM, HCL, RWJ, DLA. Performed the experiments: SACG, HCL, DSC, JWM. Analyzed the data: SACG, HCL, DLA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SACG, DLA, JWM. Wrote the paper: JWM, SACG, DLA, HCL, RWJ.