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Research Article

Experimentally Guided Computational Model Discovers Important Elements for Social Behavior in Myxobacteria

  • Melisa Hendrata equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Melisa Hendrata, Zhe Yang

    mhendra@calstatela.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, California State University Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Zhe Yang equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Melisa Hendrata, Zhe Yang

    Affiliation: Molecular Biology Institute, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Renate Lux,

    Affiliation: School of Dentistry, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Wenyuan Shi

    Affiliations: Molecular Biology Institute, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, School of Dentistry, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Published: July 19, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0022169

About the Authors

Melisa Hendrata
Department of Mathematics, California State University Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Zhe Yang, Wenyuan Shi
Molecular Biology Institute, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Renate Lux, Wenyuan Shi
School of Dentistry, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: mhendra@calstatela.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MH ZY WS. Performed the experiments: MH ZY. Analyzed the data: MH ZY. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MH ZY RL WS. Wrote the paper: MH ZY RL.