About the Authors

Martin Wu, Qinghu Ren, A. Scott Durkin, Sean C Daugherty, Lauren M Brinkac, Robert J Dodson, Ramana Madupu, Steven A Sullivan, James F Kolonay, William C Nelson, Luke J Tallon, Kristine M Jones, Jonathan A Eisen
The Institute for Genomic Research, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

Luke E Ulrich, Igor B Zhulin
Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, School of Biology, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Juan M Gonzalez, Frank T Robb
Center of Marine Biotechnology, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Jonathan A Eisen
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Corresponding Author


Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

MW, FTR, and JAE conceived and designed the experiments. JMG and FTR performed the physiology experiments. MW, QR, LEU, IBZ, FTR, and JAE analyzed the data. MW, IBZ, FTR, and JAE wrote the paper. LJT and KMJ closed the genome. ASD, SCD, LMB, RJD, RM, SAS, JFK, and WCN annotated the genome.