About the Authors

Dalia Denapaite

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, University of Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany

Reinhold Brückner

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, University of Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany

Michael Nuhn

Address Current address: European Molecular Biology Laboratory Outstation, The European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Affiliation Nano+Bio Center, University of Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany

Peter Reichmann

Affiliations Department of Microbiology, University of Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany, Nano+Bio Center, University of Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany

Bernhard Henrich

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, University of Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany

Patrick Maurer

Affiliations Department of Microbiology, University of Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany, Nano+Bio Center, University of Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany

Yvonne Schähle

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, University of Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany

Peter Selbmann

Affiliation AGOWA Genomics, Berlin, Germany

Wolfgang Zimmermann

Affiliation AGOWA Genomics, Berlin, Germany

Rolf Wambutt

Affiliation AGOWA Genomics, Berlin, Germany

Regine Hakenbeck

hakenb@rhrk.uni-kl.de

Affiliations Department of Microbiology, University of Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany, Nano+Bio Center, University of Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany

Competing Interests

This work has been performed in collaboration with the AGOWA company as part of the BMBF funded sequencing project. There are no issues related to employment, consultancy, patents, products. Therefore, the role of the company for this work does not alter the adherence to all the PLoS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DD RB PR BH RH. Performed the experiments: DD RB YS PS WZ. Analyzed the data: DD RB MN PR BH PM YS RH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RW RH. Wrote the paper: RH.