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Research Article

The Obligate Human Pathogen, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Is Polyploid

  • Deborah M Tobiason,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology-Immunology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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  • H. Steven Seifert mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: h-seifert@northwestern.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology-Immunology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Published: May 30, 2006
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0040185

About the Authors

Deborah M Tobiason, H. Steven Seifert
Department of Microbiology-Immunology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: h-seifert@northwestern.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

DMT and HSS conceived and designed the experiments. DMT performed the experiments. DMT and HSS analyzed the data. DMT and HSS wrote the paper.