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Research Article

Exchangeable Ions Are Responsible for the In Vitro Antibacterial Properties of Natural Clay Mixtures

  • Caitlin C. Otto,

    Affiliation: School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Shelley E. Haydel mail

    Shelley.Haydel@asu.edu

    Affiliations: School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, United States of America, The Biodesign Institute Center for Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Published: May 17, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0064068

About the Authors

Caitlin C. Otto, Shelley E. Haydel
School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, United States of America
Shelley E. Haydel
The Biodesign Institute Center for Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: Shelley.Haydel@asu.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CCO SEH. Performed the experiments: CCO. Analyzed the data: CCO SEH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CCO SEH. Wrote the paper: CCO SEH.