About the Authors

Diego Cortez, Simonetta Gribaldo, Nicole Desnoues, Guennadi Sezonov, Patrick Forterre
Institut Pasteur, Unité Biologie Moléculaire du Gène chez les Extrêmophiles, Paris, France

Sophie Quevillon-Cheruel
Institut de Biochimie et de Biophysique Moléculaire et Cellulaire, UMR8619-CNRS, Université Paris-Sud 11, IFR115, Orsay, France

Guennadi Sezonov
Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France

Patrick Forterre, Marie-Claude Serre
Institut de Génétique et Microbiologie, Université Paris-Sud 11, UMR8621-CNRS, IFR115, Orsay, France

Corresponding Author

marie-claude.serre@igmors.u-psud.fr

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DC SQC SG PF MCS. Performed the experiments: DC SQC SG ND GS MCS. Analyzed the data: DC SQC SG GS PF MCS. Wrote the paper: DC PF MCS.