About the Authors

Katrin Reimann

Contributed equally to this work with: Katrin Reimann, Gayathri Krishnamoorthy

Affiliations Department of Anatomy and Physiology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, United States of America, Universitätsklinik für Hals-, Nasen- und Ohrenheilkunde, Eberhard-Karls Universität, Tübingen, Germany

Gayathri Krishnamoorthy

Contributed equally to this work with: Katrin Reimann, Gayathri Krishnamoorthy

Affiliation Department of Anatomy and Physiology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, United States of America

Philine Wangemann

wange@vet.ksu.edu

Affiliation Department of Anatomy and Physiology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KR GK PW. Performed the experiments: KR GK. Analyzed the data: KR GK PW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PW. Wrote the paper: KR GK PW. Designed equipment: PW. Wrote software: PW.