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Journal of Pathogens
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 816536, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/816536
Research Article

Human Sperm Interaction with Staphylococcus aureus: A Molecular Approach

Department of Microbiology, Panjab University, Chandigarh 160014, India

Received 16 July 2012; Accepted 19 September 2012

Academic Editor: Hin-Chung Wong

Copyright © 2012 Sonia Gupta and Vijay Prabha. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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