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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

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