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Human Skin Microbiota: High Diversity of DNA Viruses Identified on the Human Skin by High Throughput Sequencing

  • Vincent Foulongne,

    Affiliation: Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale U1058- University of Montpellier I- Montpellier University Hospital, Department of Biology and Pathology-Laboratory of Virology and Department of Dermatology, Montpellier, France

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  • Virginie Sauvage,

    Affiliation: Institut Pasteur, Laboratory for Urgent Responses to Biological Threats, Paris, France

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  • Charles Hebert,

    Affiliation: Pathoquest, Paris, France

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  • Olivier Dereure,

    Affiliation: Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale U1058- University of Montpellier I- Montpellier University Hospital, Department of Biology and Pathology-Laboratory of Virology and Department of Dermatology, Montpellier, France

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  • Justine Cheval,

    Affiliation: Pathoquest, Paris, France

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  • Meriadeg Ar Gouilh,

    Affiliation: Institut Pasteur, Laboratory for Urgent Responses to Biological Threats, Paris, France

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  • Kevin Pariente,

    Affiliation: Pathoquest, Paris, France

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  • Michel Segondy,

    Affiliation: Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale U1058- University of Montpellier I- Montpellier University Hospital, Department of Biology and Pathology-Laboratory of Virology and Department of Dermatology, Montpellier, France

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  • Ana Burguière,

    Affiliation: Institut Pasteur, Laboratory for Urgent Responses to Biological Threats, Paris, France

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  • Jean-Claude Manuguerra,

    Affiliation: Institut Pasteur, Laboratory for Urgent Responses to Biological Threats, Paris, France

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  • Valérie Caro,

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

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  • Marc Eloit mail

    marc.eloit@pasteur.fr

    Affiliations: Pathoquest, Paris, France, Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire d’Alfort, UMR 1161 Virologie ENVA, INRA, ANSES, Maisons Alfort, France, Institut Pasteur, Department of Virology, Paris, France

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  • Published: June 19, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0038499

About the Authors

Vincent Foulongne, Olivier Dereure, Michel Segondy
Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale U1058- University of Montpellier I- Montpellier University Hospital, Department of Biology and Pathology-Laboratory of Virology and Department of Dermatology, Montpellier, France
Virginie Sauvage, Meriadeg Ar Gouilh, Ana Burguière, Jean-Claude Manuguerra
Institut Pasteur, Laboratory for Urgent Responses to Biological Threats, Paris, France
Charles Hebert, Justine Cheval, Kevin Pariente, Marc Eloit
Pathoquest, Paris, France
Valérie Caro
Institut Pasteur, Genotyping of Pathogens and Public Health Platform, Paris, France
Marc Eloit
Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire d’Alfort, UMR 1161 Virologie ENVA, INRA, ANSES, Maisons Alfort, France
Marc Eloit
Institut Pasteur, Department of Virology, Paris, France

Corresponding Author

Email: marc.eloit@pasteur.fr

Competing Interests

CH, JC, KP and ME are employed by a commercial company (Pathoquest). This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLoS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: VF ME. Performed the experiments: VF VS KP JC CH. Analyzed the data: VF VS ME MAG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JCM AB VC. Wrote the paper: VF VS MS ME OD.