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How Do Bacteria Know They Are on a Surface and Regulate Their Response to an Adhering State?

  • Henk J. Busscher,

    Affiliation: Department of Biomedical Engineering, W.J. Kolff Institute, University Medical Center and University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands

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  • Henny C. van der Mei mail

    h.c.van.der.mei@umcg.nl

    Affiliation: Department of Biomedical Engineering, W.J. Kolff Institute, University Medical Center and University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands

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  • Published: January 26, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002440
  • Published in PLOS Pathogens

About the Authors

Henk J. Busscher, Henny C. van der Mei
Department of Biomedical Engineering, W.J. Kolff Institute, University Medical Center and University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands

Corresponding Author

Email: h.c.van.der.mei@umcg.nl

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.