About the Authors

Derrick E Fouts

To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: dfouts@tigr.org

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

Emmanuel F Mongodin

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

Robert E Mandrell

Affiliation Produce Safety and Microbiology Research Unit, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Albany, California, United States of America

William G Miller

Affiliation Produce Safety and Microbiology Research Unit, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Albany, California, United States of America

David A Rasko

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

Jacques Ravel

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

Lauren M Brinkac

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

Robert T DeBoy

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

Craig T Parker

Affiliation Produce Safety and Microbiology Research Unit, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Albany, California, United States of America

Sean C Daugherty

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

Robert J Dodson

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

A. Scott Durkin

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

Ramana Madupu

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

Steven A Sullivan

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

Jyoti U Shetty

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

Mobolanle A Ayodeji

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

Alla Shvartsbeyn

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

Michael C Schatz

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

Jonathan H Badger

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

Claire M Fraser

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

Karen E Nelson

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

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

DEF, EFM, REM, WGM, MCS, JHB, and KEN conceived and designed the experiments. DEF, EFM, WGM, JUS, MAA, and AS performed the experiments. DEF, EFM, WGH, DAR, JR, LMB, RTD, CTP, SCD, RJD, ASD, RM, SAS, JUS, MCS, JHB, and KEN analyzed the data. DEF, EFM, REM, WGM, DAR, JR, LMB, RTD, CTP, JUS, MAA, AS, MCS, JHB, CMF, and KEN contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. DEF, EFM, REM, WGM, DAR, RTD, CTP, MCS, JHB, and KEN wrote the paper.