About the Authors

Sebastian R. Schmidl

Affiliation Department of General Microbiology, Georg-August-University Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany

Andreas Otto

Affiliation Institut für Mikrobiologie und Molekularbiologie, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany

Maria Lluch-Senar

Affiliation Institut de Biotecnologia i Biomedicina and Departament de Bioquímica i Biologia Molecular, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Jaume Piñol

Affiliation Institut de Biotecnologia i Biomedicina and Departament de Bioquímica i Biologia Molecular, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Julia Busse

Affiliation Department of General Microbiology, Georg-August-University Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany

Dörte Becher

Affiliation Institut für Mikrobiologie und Molekularbiologie, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany

Jörg Stülke

jstuelk@gwdg.de

Affiliation Department of General Microbiology, Georg-August-University Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SRS JP JS. Performed the experiments: SRS AO MLS JB. Analyzed the data: SRS MLS DB JS. Wrote the paper: SRS JS.