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Research Article

Inhibition of Competence Development, Horizontal Gene Transfer and Virulence in Streptococcus pneumoniae by a Modified Competence Stimulating Peptide

  • Luchang Zhu,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathobiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Gee W. Lau mail

    geelau@illinois.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Pathobiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Published: September 01, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002241

About the Authors

Luchang Zhu, Gee W. Lau
Department of Pathobiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: geelau@illinois.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: GWL LZ. Performed the experiments: GWL LZ. Analyzed the data: GWL LZ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: GWL LZ. Wrote the paper: GWL LZ.