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Research Article

Attenuation of the Sensing Capabilities of PhoQ in Transition to Obligate Insect–Bacterial Association

  • Mauricio Henriques Pontes,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

    Current address: Section of Microbial Pathogenesis, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Yale University School of Medicine, Boyer Center for Molecular Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Kari Lyn Smith,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

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  • Linda De Vooght,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

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  • Jan Van Den Abbeele,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

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  • Colin Dale mail

    colin.dale@utah.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

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  • Published: November 03, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1002349

About the Authors

Mauricio Henriques Pontes, Kari Lyn Smith, Colin Dale
Department of Biology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America
Linda De Vooght, Jan Van Den Abbeele
Department of Biological Sciences, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

Corresponding Author

Email: colin.dale@utah.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MHP KLS JVDA CD. Performed the experiments: MHP KLS LVD JVDA CD. Analyzed the data: MHP KLS CD. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JVDA CD. Wrote the paper: MHP CD.