About the Authors

Esther Tamayo

Affiliation Biomedical Research Center Network for Respiratory Diseases (CIBERES), San Sebastián, Spain

Milagrosa Montes

Affiliations Biomedical Research Center Network for Respiratory Diseases (CIBERES), San Sebastián, Spain, Microbiology Department, Hospital Universitario Donostia-Instituto Biodonostia, San Sebastián, Spain

Diego Vicente

Affiliations Biomedical Research Center Network for Respiratory Diseases (CIBERES), San Sebastián, Spain, Microbiology Department, Hospital Universitario Donostia-Instituto Biodonostia, San Sebastián, Spain

Emilio Pérez-Trallero

mikrobiol@terra.com

Affiliations Biomedical Research Center Network for Respiratory Diseases (CIBERES), San Sebastián, Spain, Microbiology Department, Hospital Universitario Donostia-Instituto Biodonostia, San Sebastián, Spain, Medicine Faculty, University of the Basque Country, UPV/EHU, San Sebastián, Spain

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: EPT MM. Performed the experiments: ET DV MM. Analyzed the data: ET MM DV EPT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DV. Wrote the paper: ET EPT MM.