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Research Article

Is Bacterial Persistence a Social Trait?

  • Andy Gardner mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: andy.gardner@ed.ac.uk

    Affiliations: St John's College, Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom, Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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  • Stuart A. West,

    Affiliation: Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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  • Ashleigh S. Griffin

    Affiliation: Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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  • Published: August 15, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0000752

About the Authors

Andy Gardner
St John's College, Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom
Andy Gardner, Stuart A. West, Ashleigh S. Griffin
Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: andy.gardner@ed.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SW AG ASG. Performed the experiments: AG. Analyzed the data: AG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AG. Wrote the paper: SW AG ASG.