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Identification and Characterization of Bacterial Vaginosis-Associated Pathogens Using a Comprehensive Cervical-Vaginal Epithelial Coculture Assay

  • Colleen R. Eade,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, United States of America

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  • Camila Diaz,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, United States of America

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  • Matthew P. Wood,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, United States of America

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  • Kathryn Anastos,

    Affiliation: Departments of Medicine and Epidemiology and Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America

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  • Bruce K. Patterson,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology, Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California, United States of America

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  • Phalguni Gupta,

    Affiliation: Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Amy L. Cole,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, United States of America

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  • Alexander M. Cole mail

    acole@ucf.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, United States of America

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  • Published: November 15, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0050106

About the Authors

Colleen R. Eade, Camila Diaz, Matthew P. Wood, Amy L. Cole, Alexander M. Cole
Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, United States of America
Kathryn Anastos
Departments of Medicine and Epidemiology and Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America
Bruce K. Patterson
Department of Pathology, Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California, United States of America
Phalguni Gupta
Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: acole@ucf.edu

Competing Interests

Alexander M. Cole is an editor of PLOS ONE. This does not alter the authors’ adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CRE AMC ALC PG. Performed the experiments: CRE CD MPW BKP ALC. Analyzed the data: AMC ALC PG BKP KA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: BKP KA PG. Wrote the paper: CRE AMC MPW ALC.