About the Authors

Zoheira Djelouadji

Affiliation Unité des Rickettsies CNRS UMR6020, IFR 48, Faculté de Médecine, Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France

Didier Raoult

Affiliation Unité des Rickettsies CNRS UMR6020, IFR 48, Faculté de Médecine, Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France

Mamadou Daffé

Affiliation Département de Mécanismes Moléculaires des Infections Mycobactériennes, Institut de Pharmacologie et Biologie structurale, Toulouse, France

Michel Drancourt

Michel.Drancourt@medecine.univ-mrs.fr

Affiliation Unité des Rickettsies CNRS UMR6020, IFR 48, Faculté de Médecine, Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France

Competing Interests

The authors declare that they are the inventors of a protective patent deposited by the Mediterranée University, Marseilles, France on this matter.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: Z. Djelouadji M. Drancourt. Performed the experiments: Z. Djelouadji. Analyzed the data: Z. Djelouadji D. Raoult M. Daffé M. Drancourt. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: D. Raoult. Wrote the paper: Z. Djelouadji D. Raoult M. Drancourt.