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Research Article

The Unconventional Xer Recombination Machinery of Streptococci/Lactococci

  • Pascal Le Bourgeois mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: pascal.lebourgeois@ibcg.biotoul.fr

    Affiliation: Laboratoire de Microbiologie et Génétique Microbienne, CNRS, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France

    Dedicated to my colleague and friend Frédérique Messud (1962–2005)

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  • Marie Bugarel,

    Affiliation: Laboratoire de Microbiologie et Génétique Microbienne, CNRS, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France

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  • Nathalie Campo,

    Affiliation: Department of Genetics, Biomolecular Sciences and Biotechnology Institute, University of Groningen, Haren, The Netherlands

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  • Marie-Line Daveran-Mingot,

    Affiliation: Laboratoire de Microbiologie et Génétique Microbienne, CNRS, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France

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  • Jessica Labonté,

    Affiliation: Laboratoire de Microbiologie et Génétique Microbienne, CNRS, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France

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  • Daniel Lanfranchi,

    Affiliation: Laboratoire de Microbiologie et Génétique Microbienne, CNRS, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France

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  • Thomas Lautier,

    Affiliation: Laboratoire de Microbiologie et Génétique Microbienne, CNRS, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France

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  • Carine Pagès,

    Affiliation: Laboratoire de Microbiologie et Génétique Microbienne, CNRS, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France

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  • Paul Ritzenthaler

    Affiliation: Laboratoire de Microbiologie et Génétique Microbienne, CNRS, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France

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  • Published: July 13, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.0030117

About the Authors

Pascal Le Bourgeois, Marie Bugarel, Marie-Line Daveran-Mingot, Jessica Labonté, Daniel Lanfranchi, Thomas Lautier, Carine Pagès, Paul Ritzenthaler
Laboratoire de Microbiologie et Génétique Microbienne, CNRS, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France
Nathalie Campo
Department of Genetics, Biomolecular Sciences and Biotechnology Institute, University of Groningen, Haren, The Netherlands

Corresponding Author

Email: pascal.lebourgeois@ibcg.biotoul.fr

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

PLB and PR conceived and designed the experiments. PLB, MB, NC, MLDM, JL, DL, and TL performed the experiments. PLB, NC, and PR analyzed the data. PLB, MB, NC, MLDM, JL, DL, TL, and CP contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. PLB, NC, MLDM, and PR wrote the paper.