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Research Article

A Molecular Mechanism for Bacterial Susceptibility to Zinc

  • Christopher A. McDevitt,

    Affiliation: Research Centre for Infectious Diseases, School of Molecular and Biomedical Science, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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  • Abiodun D. Ogunniyi,

    Affiliation: Research Centre for Infectious Diseases, School of Molecular and Biomedical Science, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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  • Eugene Valkov,

    Affiliation: School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, Australian Infectious Diseases Research Centre and Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

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  • Michael C. Lawrence,

    Affiliation: The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

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  • Bostjan Kobe,

    Affiliation: School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, Australian Infectious Diseases Research Centre and Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

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  • Alastair G. McEwan,

    Affiliation: School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, Australian Infectious Diseases Research Centre and Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

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  • James C. Paton mail

    james.paton@adelaide.edu.au

    Affiliation: Research Centre for Infectious Diseases, School of Molecular and Biomedical Science, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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  • Published: November 03, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002357

About the Authors

Christopher A. McDevitt, Abiodun D. Ogunniyi, James C. Paton
Research Centre for Infectious Diseases, School of Molecular and Biomedical Science, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Eugene Valkov, Bostjan Kobe, Alastair G. McEwan
School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, Australian Infectious Diseases Research Centre and Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Michael C. Lawrence
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

Corresponding Author

Email: james.paton@adelaide.edu.au

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CAM ADO BK MCL AGM JCP. Performed the experiments: CAM ADO EV. Analyzed the data: CAM ADO EV BK. Wrote the paper: CAM BK EV AGM JCP.