About the Authors

Ronny Kellner

Affiliation Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Geobotany Laboratory, Bochum, Germany

Evelyn Vollmeister

Affiliation Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf, Institute for Microbiology, Düsseldorf, Germany

Michael Feldbrügge

Affiliation Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf, Institute for Microbiology, Düsseldorf, Germany

Dominik Begerow

dominik.begerow@rub.de

Affiliation Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Geobotany Laboratory, Bochum, Germany

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RK EV DB. Performed the experiments: RK EV. Analyzed the data: RK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RK EV MF DB. Wrote the paper: RK EV DB MF.