About the Authors

Christian Schröter, Luis G. Morelli, Daniele Soroldoni, Andrew C. Oates
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany

Christian Schröter, Saúl Ares, Frank Jülicher
Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany

Luis G. Morelli
CONICET, Departamento de Física, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Alina Isakova, Korneel Hens, Bart Deplancke
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Institute of Bioengineering, School of Life Sciences, Lausanne, Switzerland

Martin Gajewski
Institute for Genetics, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany

Sebastian J. Maerkl
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Institute of Bioengineering, School of Engineering, Lausanne, Switzerland

Corresponding Author

oates@mpi-cbg.de

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: CS SA LGM DS SJM BD ACO. Performed the experiments: CS AI KH. Analyzed the data: CS SA LGM SJM ACO. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CS AI MG SJM. Wrote the paper: CS SA LGM SJM ACO. Developed and analyzed the mathematical model: CS SA LGM FJ ACO.