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Cell Contact–Dependent Outer Membrane Exchange in Myxobacteria: Genetic Determinants and Mechanism

  • Darshankumar T. Pathak,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Biology, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, United States of America

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  • Xueming Wei,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Biology, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, United States of America

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  • Alex Bucuvalas,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Biology, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, United States of America

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  • Daniel H. Haft,

    Affiliation: J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Dietlind L. Gerloff,

    Affiliation: Department of Biomolecular Engineering, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, United States of America

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  • Daniel Wall mail

    dwall2@uwyo.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Biology, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, United States of America

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  • Published: April 12, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1002626

Reader Comments (3)

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An excellent paper

Posted by ridz on 02 May 2012 at 05:13 GMT

Nice piece of work and quite innovative finding.

Thought provoking paper on myxo suggesting bug can also share significant amount (Outer membrane) of resources with each other.

No competing interests declared.