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Research Article

Predatory Bacteria: A Potential Ally against Multidrug-Resistant Gram-Negative Pathogens

  • Daniel E. Kadouri mail,

    kadourde@umdnj.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Oral Biology, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • Kevin To,

    Affiliation: Department of Oral Biology, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • Robert M. Q. Shanks,

    Affiliation: Department of Ophthalmology, Campbell Laboratory of Ophthalmic Microbiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Yohei Doi

    Affiliation: Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Published: May 01, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0063397

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Are resistant bacteria easier preys?

Posted by Pitlik on 02 May 2013 at 07:50 GMT

It will interesting to investigate how these predatory bacteria behave against susceptible (non-MDR) variants of the specific preys used in the experiment. Are susceptible bacteria more resistant to predation due to higher fitness than that of the MDR mutants?

No competing interests declared.

RE: Are resistant bacteria easier preys?

dkadouri replied to Pitlik on 02 May 2013 at 13:24 GMT

We have no evidence suggesting that non-MDR are more susceptible.

No competing interests declared.