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Research Article

A Novel Nutritional Predictor Links Microbial Fastidiousness with Lowered Ubiquity, Growth Rate, and Cooperativeness

  • Raphy Zarecki equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Raphy Zarecki, Matthew A. Oberhardt

    Affiliation: School of Computer Sciences & Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

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  • Matthew A. Oberhardt equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Raphy Zarecki, Matthew A. Oberhardt

    Affiliations: School of Computer Sciences & Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology, Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

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  • Leah Reshef,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology, Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

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  • Uri Gophna,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology, Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

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  • Eytan Ruppin mail

    ruppin@post.tau.ac.il

    Affiliation: School of Computer Sciences & Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

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  • Published: July 17, 2014
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1003726

About the Authors

Raphy Zarecki, Matthew A. Oberhardt, Eytan Ruppin
School of Computer Sciences & Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
Matthew A. Oberhardt, Leah Reshef, Uri Gophna
Department of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology, Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

Corresponding Author

Email: ruppin@post.tau.ac.il

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MAO RZ ER UG. Performed the experiments: MAO RZ LR. Analyzed the data: MAO RZ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: UG LR. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: MAO UG ER RZ.