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Competing Interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Lea El Khoury conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, prepared figures and/or tables, performed the computation work, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper.

Krystel El Hage performed the experiments, prepared figures and/or tables, performed the computation work.

Jean-Philip Piquemal analyzed the data, performed the computation work, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Serge Fermandjian conceived and designed the experiments, analyzed the data, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Richard Maroun conceived and designed the experiments, analyzed the data, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Nohad Gresh analyzed the data, prepared figures and/or tables, performed the computation work, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Zeina Hobaika conceived and designed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

Nine raw data base data have been supplied, denoted as LTR32*.xls, along with a file "Ras Data Collection.docx" specifying their content.

Funding

This was supported by the Grand Equipement National de Calcul Intensif (GENCI): Institut du Développement et des Ressources en Informatique Scientifique (IDRIS), Centre Informatique de l′Enseignement Supérieur (CINES), France, project No. x2009-075009), and the Centre de Ressources Informatiques de Haute Normandie (CRIHAN, Rouen, France), project 1998053. This was funded by the Research Council of Saint- Joseph University of Beirut, Lebanon (Project FS71), the Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research, CNRS-L (Project FS80), as well as the French Institute- Lebanon and the French-Lebanese Program CEDRE (Project 35327UJ). The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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