About the Authors

Christoph Guggenberger, Jürgen Heesemann
Max von Pettenkofer-Institut, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich (LMU), Munich, Germany

Christiane Wolz
Interfaculty Institute of Microbiology and Infection Medicine, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany

Julie A. Morrissey
Department of Genetics, University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

heesemann@mvp.uni-muenchen.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CG JH. Performed the experiments: CG. Analyzed the data: CG JH CW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CG JH CW JAM. Wrote the paper: CG JH.