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A New Perspective on Listeria monocytogenes Evolution

  • Marie Ragon,

    Affiliations: Institut Pasteur, Laboratoire des Listeria, Paris, France, Institut Pasteur, Centre National de Référence des Listeria and World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Foodborne Listeriosis, Paris, France

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  • Thierry Wirth,

    Affiliation: Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Department of Systematics and Evolution, Paris, France

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  • Florian Hollandt,

    Affiliation: Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Department of Systematics and Evolution, Paris, France

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  • Rachel Lavenir,

    Affiliation: Institut Pasteur, Genotyping of Pathogens and Public Health Platform (PF8), Paris, France

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  • Marc Lecuit,

    Affiliations: Institut Pasteur, Centre National de Référence des Listeria and World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Foodborne Listeriosis, Paris, France, Institut Pasteur, Microbes and Host Barriers Group, Paris, France, Inserm, Avenir U604, Paris, France, Université Paris Descartes, Hôpital Necker-Enfants malades, Service des Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales, Centre d'Infectiologie Necker-Pasteur, Paris, France

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  • Alban Le Monnier mail,

    alban.le-monnier@u-psud.fr (ALM); sbrisse@pasteur.fr (SB)

    Affiliations: Institut Pasteur, Laboratoire des Listeria, Paris, France, Institut Pasteur, Centre National de Référence des Listeria and World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Foodborne Listeriosis, Paris, France

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  • Sylvain Brisse mail

    alban.le-monnier@u-psud.fr (ALM); sbrisse@pasteur.fr (SB)

    Affiliation: Institut Pasteur, Genotyping of Pathogens and Public Health Platform (PF8), Paris, France

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  • Published: September 05, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1000146

About the Authors

Marie Ragon, Alban Le Monnier
Institut Pasteur, Laboratoire des Listeria, Paris, France
Marie Ragon, Marc Lecuit, Alban Le Monnier
Institut Pasteur, Centre National de Référence des Listeria and World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Foodborne Listeriosis, Paris, France
Thierry Wirth, Florian Hollandt
Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Department of Systematics and Evolution, Paris, France
Rachel Lavenir, Sylvain Brisse
Institut Pasteur, Genotyping of Pathogens and Public Health Platform (PF8), Paris, France
Marc Lecuit
Institut Pasteur, Microbes and Host Barriers Group, Paris, France
Marc Lecuit
Inserm, Avenir U604, Paris, France
Marc Lecuit
Université Paris Descartes, Hôpital Necker-Enfants malades, Service des Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales, Centre d'Infectiologie Necker-Pasteur, Paris, France

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ALM SB. Performed the experiments: MR RL. Analyzed the data: MR TW FH SB. Wrote the paper: MR TW FH ML ALM SB.