About the Authors

Johannes Freitag

Contributed equally to this work with: Johannes Freitag, Daniel Lanver

Affiliation Department of Biology, Philipps-University Marburg, Marburg, Germany

Daniel Lanver

Contributed equally to this work with: Johannes Freitag, Daniel Lanver

Affiliation Max-Planck-Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Department of Organismic Interactions, Marburg, Germany

Christian Böhmer

Affiliation Department of Biology, Philipps-University Marburg, Marburg, Germany

Kay Oliver Schink

Affiliations Department of Biology, Philipps-University Marburg, Marburg, Germany, Department of Biochemistry, Institute for Cancer Research, The Norwegian Radium Hospital, Oslo, Norway

Michael Bölker

Affiliation Department of Biology, Philipps-University Marburg, Marburg, Germany

Björn Sandrock

sandrock@staff.uni-marburg.de

Affiliation Department of Biology, Philipps-University Marburg, Marburg, Germany

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JF DL MB BS. Performed the experiments: JF DL BS. Analyzed the data: JF DL MB BS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JF DL CB KOS BS. Wrote the paper: JF MB BS.