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Like Will to Like: Abundances of Closely Related Species Can Predict Susceptibility to Intestinal Colonization by Pathogenic and Commensal Bacteria

  • Bärbel Stecher equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Bärbel Stecher, Samuel Chaffron, Rina Käppeli

    stecher@micro.biol.ethz.ch

    Affiliation: Institute of Microbiology, ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

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  • Samuel Chaffron equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Bärbel Stecher, Samuel Chaffron, Rina Käppeli

    Affiliation: Institute of Molecular Biology and Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

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  • Rina Käppeli equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Bärbel Stecher, Samuel Chaffron, Rina Käppeli

    Affiliation: Institute of Microbiology, ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

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  • Siegfried Hapfelmeier,

    Affiliations: Gastroenterology Inselspital, Department Klinische Forschung, Bern, Switzerland, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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  • Susanne Freedrich,

    Affiliation: Institute of Microbiology, ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

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  • Thomas C. Weber,

    Affiliation: Institute of Microbiology, ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

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  • Jorum Kirundi,

    Affiliations: Gastroenterology Inselspital, Department Klinische Forschung, Bern, Switzerland, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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  • Mrutyunjay Suar,

    Affiliation: School of Biotechnology, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India

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  • Kathy D. McCoy,

    Affiliation: Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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  • Christian von Mering,

    Affiliation: Institute of Molecular Biology and Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

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  • Andrew J. Macpherson,

    Affiliations: Gastroenterology Inselspital, Department Klinische Forschung, Bern, Switzerland, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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  • Wolf-Dietrich Hardt

    Affiliation: Institute of Microbiology, ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

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  • Published: January 08, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1000711

About the Authors

Bärbel Stecher, Rina Käppeli, Susanne Freedrich, Thomas C. Weber, Wolf-Dietrich Hardt
Institute of Microbiology, ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
Samuel Chaffron, Christian von Mering
Institute of Molecular Biology and Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
Siegfried Hapfelmeier, Jorum Kirundi, Andrew J. Macpherson
Gastroenterology Inselspital, Department Klinische Forschung, Bern, Switzerland
Siegfried Hapfelmeier, Jorum Kirundi, Kathy D. McCoy, Andrew J. Macpherson
Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Mrutyunjay Suar
School of Biotechnology, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India

Corresponding Author

Email: stecher@micro.biol.ethz.ch

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BS SC RK CvM AJM WDH. Performed the experiments: BS SC RK SH MS. Analyzed the data: BS SC RK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SF TCW JK KDM AJM. Wrote the paper: BS SC WDH. Applied for funding: BS CvM AJM WDH.