About the Authors

Pierre-Edouard Fournier

To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: Pierre-Edouard.Fournier@univmed.fr (PEF); Jean-Michel.Claverie@igs.cnrs-mrs.fr (JMC)

Address ¤ Current address: Unité des Rickettsies, Faculté de Médecine, Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France

Affiliation Information Génomique et Structurale, Institute for Structural Biology and Microbiology, IBSM, Marseille, France

David Vallenet

Affiliation Génoscope, Centre National de Séquençage and CNRS UMR8030, Evry, France

Valérie Barbe

Affiliation Génoscope, Centre National de Séquençage and CNRS UMR8030, Evry, France

Stéphane Audic

Affiliation Information Génomique et Structurale, Institute for Structural Biology and Microbiology, IBSM, Marseille, France

Hiroyuki Ogata

Affiliation Information Génomique et Structurale, Institute for Structural Biology and Microbiology, IBSM, Marseille, France

Laurent Poirel

Affiliation Département de Bactériologie-Virologie, Hôpital de Bicêtre, Le-Kremlin-Bicêtre, France

Hervé Richet

Affiliation Unité des Rickettsies, CNRS UMR6020, Faculté de Médecine, Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France

Catherine Robert

Affiliation Unité des Rickettsies, CNRS UMR6020, Faculté de Médecine, Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France

Sophie Mangenot

Affiliation Génoscope, Centre National de Séquençage and CNRS UMR8030, Evry, France

Chantal Abergel

Affiliation Information Génomique et Structurale, Institute for Structural Biology and Microbiology, IBSM, Marseille, France

Patrice Nordmann

Affiliation Département de Bactériologie-Virologie, Hôpital de Bicêtre, Le-Kremlin-Bicêtre, France

Jean Weissenbach

Affiliation Génoscope, Centre National de Séquençage and CNRS UMR8030, Evry, France

Didier Raoult

Affiliation Unité des Rickettsies, CNRS UMR6020, Faculté de Médecine, Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France

Jean-Michel Claverie

To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: Pierre-Edouard.Fournier@univmed.fr (PEF); Jean-Michel.Claverie@igs.cnrs-mrs.fr (JMC)

Affiliation Information Génomique et Structurale, Institute for Structural Biology and Microbiology, IBSM, Marseille, France

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

PEF conceived and designed the experiments. VB, SA, CR, SM, and JW performed the experiments. PEF, DV, SA, HO, LP, HR, CA, DR, and JMC analyzed the data. PEF, SA, HO, HR, PN, JW, DR, and JMC contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. PEF and JMC wrote the paper.