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Research Article

Biofilm Development on Caenorhabditis elegans by Yersinia Is Facilitated by Quorum Sensing-Dependent Repression of Type III Secretion

  • Steve Atkinson,

    Affiliation: School of Molecular Medical Sciences, Centre for Biomolecular Science, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom

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  • Robert J. Goldstone,

    Affiliation: School of Molecular Medical Sciences, Centre for Biomolecular Science, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom

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  • George W. P. Joshua,

    Affiliation: Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Chien-Yi Chang,

    Affiliation: School of Molecular Medical Sciences, Centre for Biomolecular Science, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom

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  • Hannah L. Patrick,

    Affiliation: School of Molecular Medical Sciences, Centre for Biomolecular Science, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom

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  • Miguel Cámara,

    Affiliation: School of Molecular Medical Sciences, Centre for Biomolecular Science, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom

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  • Brendan W. Wren,

    Affiliation: Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Paul Williams mail

    paul.williams@nottingham.ac.uk

    Affiliation: School of Molecular Medical Sciences, Centre for Biomolecular Science, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom

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  • Published: January 06, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1001250

About the Authors

Steve Atkinson, Robert J. Goldstone, Chien-Yi Chang, Hannah L. Patrick, Miguel Cámara, Paul Williams
School of Molecular Medical Sciences, Centre for Biomolecular Science, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom
George W. P. Joshua, Brendan W. Wren
Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: paul.williams@nottingham.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SA RJG GWPJ CYC HLP MC BWW PW. Performed the experiments: SA RJG GWPJ CYC HLP PW. Analyzed the data: SA RJG GWPJ CYC HLP MC BWW PW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SA MC. Wrote the paper: SA GWPJ MC BWW PW.