About the Authors

Christoph Guggenberger

Affiliation Max von Pettenkofer-Institut, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich (LMU), Munich, Germany

Christiane Wolz

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

Julie A. Morrissey

Affiliation Department of Genetics, University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom

Jürgen Heesemann

heesemann@mvp.uni-muenchen.de

Affiliation Max von Pettenkofer-Institut, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich (LMU), Munich, Germany

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.