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Research Article

A Short–Time Scale Colloidal System Reveals Early Bacterial Adhesion Dynamics

  • Christophe Beloin,

    Affiliation: Unité de Génétique des Biofilms, Institut Pasteur, CNRS URA 2172, Paris, France

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  • Ali Houry,

    Affiliation: Laboratoire Physico-Chimie Curie, Institut Curie, CNRS UMR 168, Université Paris VI , Paris, France

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  • Manuel Froment,

    Affiliation: Laboratoire Physico-Chimie Curie, Institut Curie, CNRS UMR 168, Université Paris VI , Paris, France

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  • Jean-Marc Ghigo,

    Affiliation: Unité de Génétique des Biofilms, Institut Pasteur, CNRS URA 2172, Paris, France

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  • Nelly Henry mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: nelly.henry@curie.fr

    Affiliation: Laboratoire Physico-Chimie Curie, Institut Curie, CNRS UMR 168, Université Paris VI , Paris, France

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  • Published: July 08, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0060167

About the Authors

Christophe Beloin, Jean-Marc Ghigo
Unité de Génétique des Biofilms, Institut Pasteur, CNRS URA 2172, Paris, France
Ali Houry, Manuel Froment, Nelly Henry
Laboratoire Physico-Chimie Curie, Institut Curie, CNRS UMR 168, Université Paris VI , Paris, France

Corresponding Author

Email: nelly.henry@curie.fr

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

CB, JMG, and NH conceived and designed the experiments. CB, AH, MF, and NH performed the experiments. CB, AH, and NH analyzed the data. CB, JMG, and NH wrote the paper.