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Motility Enhancement through Surface Modification Is Sufficient for Cyanobacterial Community Organization during Phototaxis

  • Tristan Ursell equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Tristan Ursell, Rosanna Man Wah Chau, Susanne Wisen

    Affiliation: Department of Bioengineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America

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  • Rosanna Man Wah Chau equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Tristan Ursell, Rosanna Man Wah Chau, Susanne Wisen

    Affiliations: Department of Bioengineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America, Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Plant Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America

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  • Susanne Wisen equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Tristan Ursell, Rosanna Man Wah Chau, Susanne Wisen

    Affiliation: Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Plant Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America

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  • Devaki Bhaya mail,

    dbhaya@stanford.edu (DB); kchuang@stanford.edu (KCH)

    Affiliation: Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Plant Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America

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  • Kerwyn Casey Huang mail

    dbhaya@stanford.edu (DB); kchuang@stanford.edu (KCH)

    Affiliations: Department of Bioengineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States of America

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  • Published: September 05, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1003205

About the Authors

Tristan Ursell, Rosanna Man Wah Chau, Kerwyn Casey Huang
Department of Bioengineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America
Rosanna Man Wah Chau, Susanne Wisen, Devaki Bhaya
Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Plant Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America
Kerwyn Casey Huang
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States of America

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TU RMWC SW DB KCH. Performed the experiments: TU RMWC SW. Analyzed the data: TU RMWC DB KCH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: TU RMWC SW. Wrote the paper: TU RMWC DB KCH.