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1 Much research has shown that fuzzy c-means clustering is a powerful tool for partitioning samples into different categories. However, the cost function of the classical fuzzy c-means (FCM) is defined by the distances from data to the cluster centers with their fuzzy memberships. In this study, a new fuzzy clustering algorithm, namely the fuzzy weighted(More)
Escherichia coli is a common Gram-negative organism that causes bacteremia. Prc, a bacterial periplasmic protease, and its homologues are known to be involved in the pathogenesis of Gram-negative bacterial infections. The present study examined the role of Prc in E. coli bacteremia and characterized the ability of the prc mutant of the pathogenic E. coli(More)
Type 1 fimbriae are filamentous structures on Escherichia coli. These structures are important adherence factors. Because binding to the host cells is the first step of infection, type 1 fimbria is an important virulence factor of pathogenic E. coli. Expression of type 1 fimbria is regulated by a phase variation in which each individual bacterium can(More)
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