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The Evolution of Two-Component Systems in Bacteria Reveals Different Strategies for Niche Adaptation

  • Eric Alm equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Eric Alm, Katherine Huang

    Affiliations: The Virtual Institute for Microbial Stress and Survival, Berkeley, California, United States of America, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Katherine Huang equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Eric Alm, Katherine Huang

    Affiliations: The Virtual Institute for Microbial Stress and Survival, Berkeley, California, United States of America, Physical Biosciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Adam Arkin mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: aparkin@lbl.gov

    Affiliations: The Virtual Institute for Microbial Stress and Survival, Berkeley, California, United States of America, Physical Biosciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, United States of America, Department of Bioengineering, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California United States of America

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  • Published: November 03, 2006
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.0020143

About the Authors

Eric Alm, Katherine Huang, Adam Arkin
The Virtual Institute for Microbial Stress and Survival, Berkeley, California, United States of America
Eric Alm
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
Eric Alm
Department of Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
Katherine Huang, Adam Arkin
Physical Biosciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, United States of America
Adam Arkin
Department of Bioengineering, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: aparkin@lbl.gov

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

EA, KH, and AA conceived and designed the experiments. KH performed the experiments. EA and KH analyzed the data. EA wrote the paper.