About the Authors

Zoheira Djelouadji, Didier Raoult, Michel Drancourt
Unité des Rickettsies CNRS UMR6020, IFR 48, Faculté de Médecine, Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France

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

Corresponding Author

Michel.Drancourt@medecine.univ-mrs.fr

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.