About the Authors

Armand Paauw, Maurine A. Leverstein-van Hall, Jan Verhoef, Ad C. Fluit
Department of Medical Microbiology, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Martien P. M. Caspers, Frank H. J. Schuren, Roy C. Montijn
TNO Department of Microbiology, Zeist, The Netherlands

Alexis Delétoile
Unité Biodiversité des Bactéries Pathogènes Emergentes, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

Corresponding Author

A.Paauw@umcutrecht.nl

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AP MPMC FHJS RCM JV ACF. Performed the experiments: AP MPMC. Analyzed the data: AP MPMC ACF. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AP MPMC AD ACF. Wrote the paper: AP MPMC FHJS MALvH AD ACF. Contributed to hypothesis generation and overall study design: AP MPMC FHJS MALvH AD RCM JV ACF.