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Research Article

Self-Regulation of Candida albicans Population Size during GI Colonization

  • Sarah Jane White,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    ¤a Current address: Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Ari Rosenbach,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Paul Lephart,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    ¤b Current address: Clinical Microbiology/Microbiology and Immunology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, New York, United States of America

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  • Diem Nguyen,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Alana Benjamin,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    ¤c Current address: Santa Rosa Family Medicine Program, Santa Rosa, California, United States of America

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  • Saul Tzipori,

    Affiliation: Division of Infectious Diseases, Tufts University, Grafton, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Malcolm Whiteway,

    Affiliation: Genetics Group, Biotechnology Research Institute, National Research Council, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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  • Joan Mecsas,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Carol A Kumamoto mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: carol.kumamoto@tufts.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: December 07, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.0030184

About the Authors

Sarah Jane White, Ari Rosenbach, Paul Lephart, Diem Nguyen, Alana Benjamin, Joan Mecsas, Carol A Kumamoto
Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Saul Tzipori
Division of Infectious Diseases, Tufts University, Grafton, Massachusetts, United States of America
Malcolm Whiteway
Genetics Group, Biotechnology Research Institute, National Research Council, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Corresponding Author

Email: carol.kumamoto@tufts.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

CAK conceived and designed the experiments. SJW, AR, PL, DN, AB, ST, and CAK performed the experiments. SJW, AR, PL, DN, AB, JM, and CAK analyzed the data. MW and JM contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. CAK wrote the paper.