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Slow growth causes bacterial persistence

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Science Signaling  30 Jul 2019:
Vol. 12, Issue 592, eaay1167
DOI: 10.1126/scisignal.aay1167

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Abstract

Bacterial persisters survive antibiotic treatment and can cause chronic infections. In this issue of Science Signaling, Pontes and Groisman suggest that there is no specific molecular pathway responsible for persister formation in Salmonella and that slow growth is the decisive factor.

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