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Science 317 (5841): 1041-1042

Copyright © 2007 by the American Association for the Advancement of Science

MICROBIOLOGY:
A Bacterial Pathogen Sees the Light

John T. M. Kennis1 and Sean Crosson2

An unusual photosensitive kinase is discovered in bacteria, where it increases virulence in response to light.


1J. T. M. Kennis is in the Biophysics Department, Faculty of Sciences, Vrije Universiteit, 1081HV Amsterdam, Netherlands. E-mail: j.kennis{at}few.vu.nl

2S. Crosson is in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA. E-mail: scrosson{at}uchicago.edu


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