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Research Article

Discerning the Complexity of Community Interactions Using a Drosophila Model of Polymicrobial Infections

  • Christopher D. Sibley,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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  • Kangmin Duan,

    Affiliations: Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Molecular Microbiology Laboratory, Faculty of Life Sciences, Northwestern University, Xian, Shaanxi, China

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  • Carrie Fischer,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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  • Michael D. Parkins,

    Affiliations: Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Adult Cystic Fibrosis Clinic, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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  • Douglas G. Storey,

    Affiliations: Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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  • Harvey R. Rabin,

    Affiliations: Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Adult Cystic Fibrosis Clinic, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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  • Michael G. Surette mail

    surette@ucalgary.ca

    Affiliations: Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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  • Published: October 24, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1000184

About the Authors

Christopher D. Sibley, Kangmin Duan, Carrie Fischer, Douglas G. Storey, Harvey R. Rabin, Michael G. Surette
Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Kangmin Duan
Molecular Microbiology Laboratory, Faculty of Life Sciences, Northwestern University, Xian, Shaanxi, China
Michael D. Parkins, Harvey R. Rabin
Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Michael D. Parkins, Harvey R. Rabin
Adult Cystic Fibrosis Clinic, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Douglas G. Storey
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Michael G. Surette
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Corresponding Author

Email: surette@ucalgary.ca

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CDS KD MGS. Performed the experiments: CDS KD CF. Analyzed the data: CDS KD MGS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MDP DGS HR. Wrote the paper: CDS MGS.