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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

About the Authors

Darshankumar T. Pathak, Xueming Wei, Alex Bucuvalas, Daniel Wall
Department of Molecular Biology, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, United States of America
Daniel H. Haft
J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America
Dietlind L. Gerloff
Department of Biomolecular Engineering, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: dwall2@uwyo.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DTP XW DW. Performed the experiments: DTP XW AB DW. Analyzed the data: DTP XW DHH DLG DW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DTP XW DHH DLG DW. Wrote the paper: DW DTP DHH DLG.