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Research Article

Season, Irrigation, Leaf Age, and Escherichia coli Inoculation Influence the Bacterial Diversity in the Lettuce Phyllosphere

  • Thomas R. Williams,

    Affiliation: Department of Food Science & Technology, University of California, Davis, California, United States of America

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  • Anne-Laure Moyne,

    Affiliations: Department of Food Science & Technology, University of California, Davis, California, United States of America, Western Center for Food Safety, University of California, Davis, California, United States of America

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  • Linda J. Harris,

    Affiliations: Department of Food Science & Technology, University of California, Davis, California, United States of America, Western Center for Food Safety, University of California, Davis, California, United States of America

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  • Maria L. Marco mail

    mmarco@ucdavis.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Food Science & Technology, University of California, Davis, California, United States of America

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  • Published: July 02, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0068642

About the Authors

Thomas R. Williams, Anne-Laure Moyne, Linda J. Harris, Maria L. Marco
Department of Food Science & Technology, University of California, Davis, California, United States of America
Anne-Laure Moyne, Linda J. Harris
Western Center for Food Safety, University of California, Davis, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: mmarco@ucdavis.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TRW AM LJH MM. Performed the experiments: TRW AM. Analyzed the data: TRW MM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: TRW AM LJH. Wrote the manuscript: TRW MM. Manuscript editing: TRW AM LJH MM.