About the Authors

Christoph M. Ernst

Affiliation Cellular and Molecular Microbiology Division, Interfaculty Institute of Microbiology and Infection Medicine, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany

Petra Staubitz

Current address: General Microbiology Department, University of Gottingen, Gottingen, Germany

Affiliation Cellular and Molecular Microbiology Division, Interfaculty Institute of Microbiology and Infection Medicine, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany

Nagendra N. Mishra

Affiliation Division of Infectious Diseases, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor–University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center, Torrance, California, United States of America

Soo-Jin Yang

Affiliation Division of Infectious Diseases, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor–University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center, Torrance, California, United States of America

Gabriele Hornig

Affiliation Cellular and Molecular Microbiology Division, Interfaculty Institute of Microbiology and Infection Medicine, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany

Hubert Kalbacher

Affiliation Medical and Natural Sciences Research Center, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany

Arnold S. Bayer

Affiliations Division of Infectious Diseases, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor–University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center, Torrance, California, United States of America, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Dirk Kraus

Affiliation Cellular and Molecular Microbiology Division, Interfaculty Institute of Microbiology and Infection Medicine, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany

Andreas Peschel

andreas.peschel@uni-tuebingen.de

Affiliation Cellular and Molecular Microbiology Division, Interfaculty Institute of Microbiology and Infection Medicine, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CME PS ASB DK AP. Performed the experiments: CME PS NNM SJY GH HK DK. Analyzed the data: CME NNM SJY ASB DK AP. Wrote the paper: CME ASB DK AP.