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Phasevarions Mediate Random Switching of Gene Expression in Pathogenic Neisseria

  • Yogitha N. Srikhanta,

    Affiliation: School of Molecular and Microbial Sciences, The University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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  • Stefanie J. Dowideit,

    Affiliation: School of Molecular and Microbial Sciences, The University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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  • Jennifer L. Edwards,

    Affiliation: Center for Microbial Pathogenesis, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital and the Department of Pediatrics, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Megan L. Falsetta,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America

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  • Hsing-Ju Wu,

    Affiliation: Core Facilities for Proteomics Research, Institute of Biological Chemistry, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

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  • Odile B. Harrison,

    Affiliation: The Peter Medawar Building for Pathogen Research and Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Kate L. Fox,

    Affiliation: School of Molecular and Microbial Sciences, The University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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  • Kate L. Seib,

    Affiliation: School of Molecular and Microbial Sciences, The University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

    Current address: Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, Siena, Italy

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  • Tina L. Maguire,

    Affiliation: Institute of Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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  • Andrew H.-J. Wang,

    Affiliation: Core Facilities for Proteomics Research, Institute of Biological Chemistry, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

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  • Martin C. Maiden,

    Affiliation: The Peter Medawar Building for Pathogen Research and Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Sean M. Grimmond,

    Affiliation: Institute of Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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  • Michael A. Apicella,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America

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  • Michael P. Jennings mail

    jennings@uq.edu.au

    Affiliation: School of Molecular and Microbial Sciences, The University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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  • Published: April 24, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1000400

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