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Necrotrophism Is a Quorum-Sensing-Regulated Lifestyle in Bacillus thuringiensis

  • Thomas Dubois equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Thomas Dubois, Karoline Faegri

    Affiliation: INRA, UMR1319 Micalis, La Minière, Guyancourt, France

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  • Karoline Faegri equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Thomas Dubois, Karoline Faegri

    Affiliation: School of Pharmacy, Laboratory for Microbial Dynamics, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

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  • Stéphane Perchat,

    Affiliation: INRA, UMR1319 Micalis, La Minière, Guyancourt, France

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  • Christelle Lemy,

    Affiliation: INRA, UMR1319 Micalis, La Minière, Guyancourt, France

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  • Christophe Buisson,

    Affiliation: INRA, UMR1319 Micalis, La Minière, Guyancourt, France

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  • Christina Nielsen-LeRoux,

    Affiliation: INRA, UMR1319 Micalis, La Minière, Guyancourt, France

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  • Michel Gohar,

    Affiliation: INRA, UMR1319 Micalis, Thiverval-Grignon, France

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  • Philippe Jacques,

    Affiliation: ProBioGEM, UPRES EA 1026, Université Lille Nord de France, USTL, Villeneuve d'Ascq, France

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  • Nalini Ramarao,

    Affiliation: INRA, UMR1319 Micalis, La Minière, Guyancourt, France

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  • Anne-Brit Kolstø mail,

    a.b.kolsto@farmasi.uio.no (ABK); Didier.Lereclus@jouy.inra.fr (DL)

    Affiliation: School of Pharmacy, Laboratory for Microbial Dynamics, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

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  • Didier Lereclus mail

    a.b.kolsto@farmasi.uio.no (ABK); Didier.Lereclus@jouy.inra.fr (DL)

    Affiliation: INRA, UMR1319 Micalis, La Minière, Guyancourt, France

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  • Published: April 12, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002629

About the Authors

Thomas Dubois, Stéphane Perchat, Christelle Lemy, Christophe Buisson, Christina Nielsen-LeRoux, Nalini Ramarao, Didier Lereclus
INRA, UMR1319 Micalis, La Minière, Guyancourt, France
Karoline Faegri, Anne-Brit Kolstø
School of Pharmacy, Laboratory for Microbial Dynamics, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Michel Gohar
INRA, UMR1319 Micalis, Thiverval-Grignon, France
Philippe Jacques
ProBioGEM, UPRES EA 1026, Université Lille Nord de France, USTL, Villeneuve d'Ascq, France

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Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TD KF ABK DL. Performed the experiments: TD KF SP CL CB NR PJ. Analyzed the data: TD KF CNL MG PJ NR ABK DL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: TD KF. Wrote the paper: TD KF ABK DL.