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Research Article

Ciprofloxacin Causes Persister Formation by Inducing the TisB toxin in Escherichia coli

  • Tobias Dörr,

    Affiliation: Antimicrobial Discovery Center, Department of Biology, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Marin Vulić,

    Affiliation: Antimicrobial Discovery Center, Department of Biology, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Kim Lewis mail

    k.lewis@neu.edu

    Affiliation: Antimicrobial Discovery Center, Department of Biology, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: February 23, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1000317

About the Authors

Tobias Dörr, Marin Vulić, Kim Lewis
Antimicrobial Discovery Center, Department of Biology, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: k.lewis@neu.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

The author(s) have made the following declarations about their contributions: Conceived and designed the experiments: TD MV KL. Performed the experiments: TD MV. Analyzed the data: TD MV KL. Wrote the paper: TD KL.