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Persister Cells Department of Biology and Antimicrobial Discovery Center, Northeastern University,
 

Summary: Persister Cells
Kim Lewis
Department of Biology and Antimicrobial Discovery Center, Northeastern University,
Boston, Massachusetts 02115; email: k.lewis@neu.edu
Annu. Rev. Microbiol. 2010. 64:35772
First published online as a Review in Advance on
June 9, 2010
The Annual Review of Microbiology is online at
micro.annualreviews.org
This article's doi:
10.1146/annurev.micro.112408.134306
Copyright c 2010 by Annual Reviews.
All rights reserved
0066-4227/10/1013-0357$20.00
Key Words
antibiotic, antimicrobial tolerance, biofilm, resistance, stress response,
stochasticity
Abstract
Persisters are dormant variants of regular cells that form stochastically
in microbial populations and are highly tolerant to antibiotics. High

  

Source: Ayers, Joseph - Marine Science Center & Department of Biology, Northeastern University

 

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