About the Authors

François Lebreton, Florian Le Bras, Jean-Christophe Giard, Anne Dhalluin, Roland Leclercq, Vincent Cattoir
University of Caen Basse-Normandie, EA4655 (team “Antibioresistance”), Medical School, Caen, France

Willem van Schaik, Xinglin Zhang, Rob J. L. Willems
University Medical Center Utrecht, Department of Medical Microbiology, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Maurizio Sanguinetti, Riccardo Torelli
Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Institute of Microbiology, Rome, Italy

Brunella Posteraro
Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Institute of Hygiene, Rome, Italy

Nicolas Verneuil
University of Caen Basse-Normandie, EA4655 (team “Stress and Virulence”), Caen, France

Roland Leclercq, Vincent Cattoir
University Hospital of Caen, Department of Microbiology, Caen, France

Corresponding Author

cattoir-v@chu-caen.fr

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: FL WvS MS RJLW RL VC. Performed the experiments: FL WvS MS BP RT FLB NV XZ AD. Analyzed the data: FL WvS MS JCG RL VC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: WvS MS NV RJLW RL VC. Wrote the paper: FL WvS JCG RL VC.