About the Authors

Christina Bienhold, Petra Pop Ristova, Frank Wenzhöfer, Antje Boetius
HGF-MPG Group for Deep Sea Ecology and Technology, Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany

Christina Bienhold, Petra Pop Ristova, Frank Wenzhöfer, Antje Boetius
Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen, Germany

Thorsten Dittmar
Max Planck Research Group for Marine Geochemistry, Carl von Ossietzky University, Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment, Oldenburg, Germany

Corresponding Author

cbienhol@mpi-bremen.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AB FW. Performed the experiments: CB AB FW PPR TD. Analyzed the data: CB PPR AB FW TD. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AB FW TD. Wrote the paper: CB AB.