About the Authors

Elfadil Abass

Affiliations Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany, Biomedical Research Laboratory, Ahfad University for Women, Omdurman, Sudan

Nadine Bollig

Affiliation Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany

Katharina Reinhard

Affiliation Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany

Bärbel Camara

Affiliation Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany

Durria Mansour

Affiliation Biomedical Research Laboratory, Ahfad University for Women, Omdurman, Sudan

Alexander Visekruna

Affiliation Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany

Michael Lohoff

Affiliation Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany

Ulrich Steinhoff

ulrich.steinhoff@staff.uni-marburg.de

Affiliation Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany

Competing Interests

I have read the journal's policy and have the following conflicts: rKLO8 is currently filed for patent application.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: EA US ML. Performed the experiments: EA BC. Analyzed the data: EA US NB KR AV. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DM. Wrote the paper: EA US ML.