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

Elizabeth R. Hughes, Sebastian E. Winter

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)411-412
Number of pages2
JournalCell Host and Microbe
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 12 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Cancer Research

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