About the Authors

Lisa Prendergast

Affiliation Centre for Chromosome Biology, School of Natural Sciences, National University of Ireland, Galway, Galway, Ireland

Chelly van Vuuren

Affiliation Centre for Chromosome Biology, School of Natural Sciences, National University of Ireland, Galway, Galway, Ireland

Agnieszka Kaczmarczyk

Affiliation Centre for Chromosome Biology, School of Natural Sciences, National University of Ireland, Galway, Galway, Ireland

Volker Doering

Affiliation Leibniz Institute for Age Research, Fritz Lipmann Institute, Jena, Germany

Daniela Hellwig

Affiliation Leibniz Institute for Age Research, Fritz Lipmann Institute, Jena, Germany

Nadine Quinn

Affiliation Centre for Chromosome Biology, School of Natural Sciences, National University of Ireland, Galway, Galway, Ireland

Christian Hoischen

Affiliation Leibniz Institute for Age Research, Fritz Lipmann Institute, Jena, Germany

Stephan Diekmann

Affiliation Leibniz Institute for Age Research, Fritz Lipmann Institute, Jena, Germany

Kevin F. Sullivan

kevin.sullivan@nuigalway.ie

Affiliation Centre for Chromosome Biology, School of Natural Sciences, National University of Ireland, Galway, Galway, Ireland

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

The author(s) have made the following declarations about their contributions: Conceived and designed the experiments: LP CvV SD KFS. Performed the experiments: LP CvV AK NQ VD DH CH KFS. Analyzed the data: LP CvV AK NQ VD DH SD KFS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: LP CvV AK NQ DH CH KFS. Wrote the paper: LP SD KFS.