About the Authors
Section Microbial Biotechnology, Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Halle (Saale), Germany
Institute of Biology, Department of Genetics, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Halle (Saale), Germany
The authors have read the journal's policy and have the following conflicts: Simone Hahn has contributed to this manuscript while she was an employee of the Martin-Luther-University. She is presently an employee of Nomad Biosciences GmbH. Jens Boch and Ulla Bonas are part owner of a patent application regarding the use of TALs. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLoS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.
Conceived and designed the experiments: JB S-EB. Performed the experiments: RG HS SH JS. Analyzed the data: RG HS SH JS UB S-EB JB. Wrote the paper: JB S-EB. Designed the Golden TAL Technology: JB JS.