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Bridging Communities: Co- and Polymicrobial Infections

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Humans are colonized by an array of microbial communities and many diseases are caused by polymicrobial exposures that have exacerbated symptoms when combined with a second pathogen. PLOS Pathogens presents Research Articles that directly tackle how overlapping infections, and the immune responses they stimulate, might interact in novel ways. Selected articles display unique research approaches, a diversity of systems, and have made substantive mechanistic advances. In addition to the scientific importance, research on polymicrobial infections and disease will bridge scientific communities, breaking down walls that preclude free exchange of ideas and expedite discovery of new principles. In a call for submissions, we look forward to the surprising and important insights such efforts will yield. 

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Call for Papers

PLOS Pathogens welcomes submissions of research on co- and polymicrobial infection and disease.

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PLOS Pathogens Bridges Communities 

Authors of the “Bridging Communities: Co- and Polymicrobial Infections” Collection share the benefits, challenges, & lessons learned from bridging scientific communities

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Please submit a full manuscript or presubmission inquiry directly to the journal office. There is no deadline for submission. We are looking forward to receiving your work.

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