About the Authors

André M. Comeau, Françoise Tétart, Sabrina N. Trojet, Marie-Françoise Prère, H. M. Krisch
Laboratoire de Microbiologie et Génétique Moléculaires, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Université Paul Sabatier-Toulouse, Toulouse, France

Marie-Françoise Prère
Laboratoire de Bactériologie, Institut Fédératif de Biologie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Toulouse, Toulouse, France

Corresponding Author

krisch@ibcg.biotoul.fr

Competing Interests

Three of the paper's authors (F.T., M.-F.P., and H.M.K.) are authors of a patent application (PCT/IB2007/000880), filed under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), involving some of the work presented in this paper.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AC HK FT. Performed the experiments: AC FT ST MP. Analyzed the data: AC HK FT ST. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MP. Wrote the paper: AC HK FT MP.