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Research Article

Characterization of Biofilm Formation by Borrelia burgdorferi In Vitro

  • Eva Sapi mail,

    esapi@newhaven.edu

    Affiliation: Lyme Disease Research Group, Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences, University of New Haven, West Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Scott L. Bastian,

    Affiliation: Lyme Disease Research Group, Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences, University of New Haven, West Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Cedric M. Mpoy,

    Affiliation: Lyme Disease Research Group, Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences, University of New Haven, West Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Shernea Scott,

    Affiliation: Lyme Disease Research Group, Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences, University of New Haven, West Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Amy Rattelle,

    Affiliation: Lyme Disease Research Group, Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences, University of New Haven, West Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Namrata Pabbati,

    Affiliation: Lyme Disease Research Group, Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences, University of New Haven, West Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Akhila Poruri,

    Affiliation: Lyme Disease Research Group, Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences, University of New Haven, West Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Divya Burugu,

    Affiliation: Lyme Disease Research Group, Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences, University of New Haven, West Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Priyanka A. S. Theophilus,

    Affiliation: Lyme Disease Research Group, Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences, University of New Haven, West Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Truc V. Pham,

    Affiliation: Lyme Disease Research Group, Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences, University of New Haven, West Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Akshita Datar,

    Affiliation: Lyme Disease Research Group, Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences, University of New Haven, West Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Navroop K. Dhaliwal,

    Affiliation: Lyme Disease Research Group, Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences, University of New Haven, West Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Alan MacDonald,

    Affiliation: Lyme Disease Research Group, Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences, University of New Haven, West Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Michael J. Rossi,

    Affiliation: Lyme Disease Research Group, Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences, University of New Haven, West Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Saion K. Sinha,

    Affiliation: Department of Physics, University of New Haven, West Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • David F. Luecke

    Affiliation: Lyme Disease Research Group, Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences, University of New Haven, West Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Published: October 24, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0048277

About the Authors

Eva Sapi, Scott L. Bastian, Cedric M. Mpoy, Shernea Scott, Amy Rattelle, Namrata Pabbati, Akhila Poruri, Divya Burugu, Priyanka A. S. Theophilus, Truc V. Pham, Akshita Datar, Navroop K. Dhaliwal, Alan MacDonald, Michael J. Rossi, David F. Luecke
Lyme Disease Research Group, Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences, University of New Haven, West Haven, Connecticut, United States of America
Saion K. Sinha
Department of Physics, University of New Haven, West Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: esapi@newhaven.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ES SLB CMM MR AR AM MJR SKS DFL . Performed the experiments: SLB CMM SS AR NP AP DB PAST TVP AD NKD AM DFL . Analyzed the data: ES SLS CMM AM MJR SKS DFL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ES AM MJR SKS DFL. Wrote the paper: ES MJR DFL.