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A Versatile Class of Cell Surface Directional Motors Gives Rise to Gliding Motility and Sporulation in Myxococcus xanthus

  • Morgane Wartel,

    Affiliation: Laboratoire de Chimie Bactérienne, CNRS UMR 7283, Aix-Marseille Université, Institut de Microbiologie de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France

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  • Adrien Ducret equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Adrien Ducret, Shashi Thutupalli

    Affiliations: Laboratoire de Chimie Bactérienne, CNRS UMR 7283, Aix-Marseille Université, Institut de Microbiologie de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France, Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, United States of America

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  • Shashi Thutupalli equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Adrien Ducret, Shashi Thutupalli

    Affiliation: Department of Physics and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • Fabian Czerwinski,

    Affiliation: Department of Physics and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • Anne-Valérie Le Gall,

    Affiliation: Laboratoire de Chimie Bactérienne, CNRS UMR 7283, Aix-Marseille Université, Institut de Microbiologie de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France

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  • Emilia M. F. Mauriello,

    Affiliation: Laboratoire de Chimie Bactérienne, CNRS UMR 7283, Aix-Marseille Université, Institut de Microbiologie de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France

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  • Ptissam Bergam,

    Affiliation: Plateforme de Microscopie, Institut de Microbiologie de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France

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  • Yves V. Brun,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, United States of America

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  • Joshua Shaevitz,

    Affiliation: Department of Physics and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • Tâm Mignot mail

    tmignot@imm.cnrs.fr

    Affiliation: Laboratoire de Chimie Bactérienne, CNRS UMR 7283, Aix-Marseille Université, Institut de Microbiologie de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France

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  • Published: December 10, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001728

About the Authors

Morgane Wartel, Adrien Ducret, Anne-Valérie Le Gall, Emilia M. F. Mauriello, Tâm Mignot
Laboratoire de Chimie Bactérienne, CNRS UMR 7283, Aix-Marseille Université, Institut de Microbiologie de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France
Adrien Ducret, Yves V. Brun
Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, United States of America
Shashi Thutupalli, Fabian Czerwinski, Joshua Shaevitz
Department of Physics and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America
Ptissam Bergam
Plateforme de Microscopie, Institut de Microbiologie de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France

Corresponding Author

Email: tmignot@imm.cnrs.fr

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: MW FC AD ST EM PB JS TM. Performed the experiments: MW FC AD ST AVLG EM PB. Analyzed the data: MW FC AD ST EM TM JWS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AD YVB. Wrote the paper: MW TM.