About the Authors

Nadine Daou

Affiliations INRA-UR1249 Génétique Microbienne et Environnement, La Minière, Guyancourt, France, Laboratoire de Biotechnologie, Université Saint-Joseph, Beyrouth, Lebanon

Christophe Buisson

Affiliation INRA-UR1249 Génétique Microbienne et Environnement, La Minière, Guyancourt, France

Michel Gohar

Affiliation INRA-UR1249 Génétique Microbienne et Environnement, La Minière, Guyancourt, France

Jasmina Vidic

Affiliation INRA-UR892 Unité de Biologie Physico-Chimique des Prions, Virologie et Immunologie Moléculaires, Jouy en Josas, France

Hélène Bierne

Affiliation Unité Interaction Bactéries Cellules, Institut Pasteur, INSERM U604 – INRA USC2020, Paris, France

Mireille Kallassy

Affiliation Laboratoire de Biotechnologie, Université Saint-Joseph, Beyrouth, Lebanon

Didier Lereclus

Affiliation INRA-UR1249 Génétique Microbienne et Environnement, La Minière, Guyancourt, France

Christina Nielsen-LeRoux

christina.nielsen@jouy.inra.fr

Affiliation INRA-UR1249 Génétique Microbienne et Environnement, La Minière, Guyancourt, France

Competing Interests

The authors are in the process of patenting IlsA, which may benefit from publication of this manuscript.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ND MG MK CNL. Performed the experiments: ND CB JV HB. Analyzed the data: ND DL CNL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MG JV HB MK. Wrote the paper: ND CNL. Helpful discussions: MG. Co-directeur of PhD thesis for N. Daou: MK. Participated in discussion and writing, head of lab where experiments were performed: DL.