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Research Article

Immune Subversion and Quorum-Sensing Shape the Variation in Infectious Dose among Bacterial Pathogens

  • João Alves Gama,

    Affiliations: Centro de Biologia Ambiental and Departamento de Biologia Vegetal, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Oeiras, Portugal

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  • Sophie S. Abby,

    Affiliations: Institut Pasteur, Microbial Evolutionary Genomics, Département Génomes et Génétique, Paris, France, CNRS, URA2171, Paris, France

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  • Sara Vieira-Silva,

    Affiliations: Institut Pasteur, Microbial Evolutionary Genomics, Département Génomes et Génétique, Paris, France, CNRS, URA2171, Paris, France

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  • Francisco Dionisio,

    Affiliations: Centro de Biologia Ambiental and Departamento de Biologia Vegetal, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Oeiras, Portugal

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  • Eduardo P. C. Rocha mail

    erocha@pasteur.fr

    Affiliations: Institut Pasteur, Microbial Evolutionary Genomics, Département Génomes et Génétique, Paris, France, CNRS, URA2171, Paris, France

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  • Published: February 02, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002503

About the Authors

João Alves Gama, Francisco Dionisio
Centro de Biologia Ambiental and Departamento de Biologia Vegetal, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
João Alves Gama, Francisco Dionisio
Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Oeiras, Portugal
Sophie S. Abby, Sara Vieira-Silva, Eduardo P. C. Rocha
Institut Pasteur, Microbial Evolutionary Genomics, Département Génomes et Génétique, Paris, France
Sophie S. Abby, Sara Vieira-Silva, Eduardo P. C. Rocha
CNRS, URA2171, Paris, France

Corresponding Author

Email: erocha@pasteur.fr

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JAG FD EPCR. Performed the experiments: JAG SSA SVS EPCR. Analyzed the data: JAG SSA SVS FD EPCR. Wrote the paper: EPCR.