About the Authors

Silvia Herbert

Affiliation Microbial Genetics Department, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany

Agnieszka Bera

Affiliation Microbial Genetics Department, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany

Christiane Nerz

Affiliation Microbial Genetics Department, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany

Dirk Kraus

Affiliation Medical Microbiology and Hygiene Department, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany

Andreas Peschel

Affiliation Medical Microbiology and Hygiene Department, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany

Christiane Goerke

Affiliation Medical Microbiology and Hygiene Department, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany

Michael Meehl

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, United States of America

Ambrose Cheung

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, United States of America

Friedrich Götz

To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: friedrich.goetz@uni-tuebingen.de

Affiliation Microbial Genetics Department, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany

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.