About the Authors

Eva Heinz, Tom A. Williams, Sirintra Nakjang, Christophe J. Noël, Daniel C. Swan, Alina V. Goldberg, Simon R. Harris, Robert P. Hirt, T. Martin Embley
Institute for Cell and Molecular Biosciences, The Medical School, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Thomas Weinmaier, Thomas Rattei
Department of Computational Systems Biology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Stephanie Markert, Thomas Schweder
Institute of Pharmacy, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany

Dörte Becher, Jörg Bernhardt
Institute of Microbiology, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany

Tal Dagan
Institute for Molecular Evolution, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany

Christian Hacker, John M. Lucocq
School of Medicine, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Scotland

Neil Hall
Department of Functional and Comparative Genomics, School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TME RPH EH TAW SN SM CH JML TS TR NH. Performed the experiments: EH CJN AVG SM DB CH NH. Analyzed the data: EH TAW SN DCS SRH TW SM JB TD CH JML TS TR RPH TME. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CJN AVG EH. Wrote the paper: EH TAW SN SM TD CH JML RPH TME.