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Resistance to Mucosal Lysozyme Compensates for the Fitness Deficit of Peptidoglycan Modifications by Streptococcus pneumoniae

  • Kimberly M. Davis,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Henry T. Akinbi,

    Affiliation: Divisions of Pulmonary Biology and Neonatology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Alistair J. Standish,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Jeffrey N. Weiser mail

    weiser@mail.med.upenn.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Published: December 12, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1000241

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