About the Authors

Nadine Daou, Christophe Buisson, Michel Gohar, Didier Lereclus, Christina Nielsen-LeRoux
INRA-UR1249 Génétique Microbienne et Environnement, La Minière, Guyancourt, France

Nadine Daou, Mireille Kallassy
Laboratoire de Biotechnologie, Université Saint-Joseph, Beyrouth, Lebanon

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

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

Corresponding Author

christina.nielsen@jouy.inra.fr

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.