About the Authors

Mark Eppinger, M. J Rosovitz, Wolfgang Florian Fricke, David A Rasko, Jacques Ravel
J. Craig Venter Institute/The Institute for Genomic Research, Microbial Genomics, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

Galina Kokorina, Corinne Fayolle, Elisabeth Carniel
Yersinia Research Unit, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

Luther E Lindler
Department of Defense, Global Emerging Infections Surveillance and Response System, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States of America

Corresponding Author

jravel@jcvi.org

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

LEL, EC, and JR conceived and designed the experiments. ME, GK, and CF performed the experiments. ME, MJR, WFF, DAR, EC, and JR analyzed the data. GK and EC contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. ME, MJR, WFF, EC, and JR wrote the paper.