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Posted by pbio on 07 May 2009 at 22:18 GMT

Author: Damien MEYER
Position: Post-doctoral Fellow
Institution: Iowa State University
Submitted Date: June 19, 2007
Published Date: June 25, 2007
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You should also cite "Blanvillain S, Meyer D, Boulanger A, Lautier M, Guynet C, et al. (2007) Plant Carbohydrate Scavenging through TonB-Dependent Receptors: A Feature Shared by Phytopathogenic and Aquatic Bacteria. PLoS ONE 2(2): e224. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0000224".
Especially when you suggest "that these systems (clusters that encode SusC/SusD paralogs and glycoside hydrolases) are differentially regulated during growth on various complex glycans and could act as components of carbohydrate sensors responsible for regulating loci appropriate for utilizing available nutrients"

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