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Cell Host Microbe. 2016 Oct 12;20(4):411-412. doi: 10.1016/j.chom.2016.09.018.

Enterococcus faecalis: E. coli's Siderophore-Inducing Sidekick.

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1
Department of Microbiology, UT Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75390, USA.
2
Department of Microbiology, UT Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75390, USA. Electronic address: sebastian.winter@utsouthwestern.edu.

Abstract

Many infectious diseases involve polymicrobial infections, which are characterized by synergistic interactions between different microorganisms colonizing a host. In this issue of Cell Host & Microbe, Keogh et al. (2016) show that Enterococcus faecalis promotes Escherichia coli biofilm formation in low-iron conditions, thus facilitating polymicrobial growth.

PMID:
27736638
PMCID:
PMC5482527
DOI:
10.1016/j.chom.2016.09.018
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