About the Authors

Silvia Herbert, Agnieszka Bera, Christiane Nerz, Friedrich Götz
Microbial Genetics Department, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany

Dirk Kraus, Andreas Peschel, Christiane Goerke
Medical Microbiology and Hygiene Department, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany

Michael Meehl, Ambrose Cheung
Department of Microbiology, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, United States of America

Corresponding Author

friedrich.goetz@uni-tuebingen.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

SH and FG conceived and designed the experiments and wrote the paper. SH and DK performed the experiments. SH, CN, and FG analyzed the data. SH, AB, AP, CG, MM, AC, and FG contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools.