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Prospects for plant-derived antibacterials

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Critical comments and advice of S. Gibbons, L. Silver, J. Clancy, and O. Lomovskaya are greatly appreciated. Work described in this paper was supported by US National Institutes of Health grants AI059483 to K.L. and AI064332 to F.M.A.

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Lewis, K., Ausubel, F. Prospects for plant-derived antibacterials. Nat Biotechnol 24, 1504–1507 (2006).

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