About the Authors

Christian Winter


Affiliation Department of Marine Biology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Jérôme P. Payet

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, United States of America

Curtis A. Suttle

Affiliation Departments of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Microbiology and Immunology, Botany, and the Biodiversity Research Centre, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CW JP CS. Performed the experiments: CW. Analyzed the data: CW. Wrote the paper: CW JP CS.