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Near Surface Swimming of Salmonella Typhimurium Explains Target-Site Selection and Cooperative Invasion

  • Benjamin Misselwitz equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Benjamin Misselwitz, Naomi Barrett

    Affiliation: Institute of Microbiology, D-BIOL, ETH Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

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  • Naomi Barrett equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Benjamin Misselwitz, Naomi Barrett

    Affiliation: Institute of Microbiology, D-BIOL, ETH Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

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  • Saskia Kreibich,

    Affiliation: Institute of Microbiology, D-BIOL, ETH Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

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  • Pascale Vonaesch,

    Affiliation: Institute of Microbiology, D-BIOL, ETH Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

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  • Daniel Andritschke,

    Affiliation: Institute of Microbiology, D-BIOL, ETH Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

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  • Samuel Rout,

    Affiliation: Institute of Microbiology, D-BIOL, ETH Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

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  • Kerstin Weidner,

    Affiliation: Institute of Microbiology, D-BIOL, ETH Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

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  • Milos Sormaz,

    Affiliation: Department of Materials, ETH Zurich, Zürich, Switzerland

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  • Pascal Songhet,

    Affiliation: Institute of Microbiology, D-BIOL, ETH Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

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  • Peter Horvath,

    Affiliation: Light Microscopy Centre, ETH Zurich, Zürich, Switzerland

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  • Mamta Chabria,

    Affiliation: Department of Health Sciences and Technology, ETH Zurich, Zürich, Switzerland

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  • Viola Vogel,

    Affiliation: Department of Health Sciences and Technology, ETH Zurich, Zürich, Switzerland

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  • Doris M. Spori,

    Affiliation: Department of Materials, ETH Zurich, Zürich, Switzerland

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  • Patrick Jenny,

    Affiliation: Institute for Fluid Dynamics, ETH Zurich, Zürich, Switzerland

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  • Wolf-Dietrich Hardt mail

    hardt@micro.biol.ethz.ch

    Affiliation: Institute of Microbiology, D-BIOL, ETH Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

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  • Published: July 26, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002810

About the Authors

Benjamin Misselwitz, Naomi Barrett, Saskia Kreibich, Pascale Vonaesch, Daniel Andritschke, Samuel Rout, Kerstin Weidner, Pascal Songhet, Wolf-Dietrich Hardt
Institute of Microbiology, D-BIOL, ETH Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
Milos Sormaz, Doris M. Spori
Department of Materials, ETH Zurich, Zürich, Switzerland
Peter Horvath
Light Microscopy Centre, ETH Zurich, Zürich, Switzerland
Mamta Chabria, Viola Vogel
Department of Health Sciences and Technology, ETH Zurich, Zürich, Switzerland
Patrick Jenny
Institute for Fluid Dynamics, ETH Zurich, Zürich, Switzerland

Corresponding Author

Email: hardt@micro.biol.ethz.ch

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BM NB SK PV DA MS VV PJ WDH. Performed the experiments: BM NB SK PV DA SR KW MS PS MC. Analyzed the data: BM NB SK PV DA SR KW MS PH MC VV DMS PJ WDH. Wrote the paper: BM NB SK WDH.