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Research Article

Peptidoglycan-Modifying Enzyme Pgp1 Is Required for Helical Cell Shape and Pathogenicity Traits in Campylobacter jejuni

  • Emilisa Frirdich,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Jacob Biboy equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Jacob Biboy, Calvin Adams

    Affiliation: The Centre for Bacterial Cell Biology, Institute for Cell and Molecular Biosciences, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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  • Calvin Adams equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Jacob Biboy, Calvin Adams

    Affiliation: Wine Research Centre, Faculty of Land and Food Systems, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Jooeun Lee,

    Affiliation: Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Jeremy Ellermeier,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Immunology & Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Lindsay Davis Gielda,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Immunology & Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Victor J. DiRita,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Immunology & Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Stephen E. Girardin,

    Affiliation: Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Waldemar Vollmer,

    Affiliation: The Centre for Bacterial Cell Biology, Institute for Cell and Molecular Biosciences, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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  • Erin C. Gaynor mail

    egaynor@mail.ubc.ca

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Published: March 22, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002602

About the Authors

Emilisa Frirdich, Erin C. Gaynor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Jacob Biboy, Waldemar Vollmer
The Centre for Bacterial Cell Biology, Institute for Cell and Molecular Biosciences, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Calvin Adams
Wine Research Centre, Faculty of Land and Food Systems, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Jooeun Lee, Stephen E. Girardin
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Jeremy Ellermeier, Lindsay Davis Gielda, Victor J. DiRita
Department of Microbiology and Immunology & Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: egaynor@mail.ubc.ca

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: EF JB CA JL JE LDG VJD SEG WV ECG. Performed the experiments: EF JB CA JL JE LDG. Analyzed the data: EF JB CA JL JE LDG VJD SEG WV ECG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: VJD SEG WV ECG. Wrote the paper: EF JB CA JL JE LDG VJD SEG WV ECG.