About the Authors

Antje Bast

Contributed equally to this work with: Antje Bast, Kathrin Krause

Affiliation Friedrich Loeffler Institute of Medical Microbiology, University Medicine Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany

Kathrin Krause

Contributed equally to this work with: Antje Bast, Kathrin Krause

Affiliation Friedrich Loeffler Institute of Medical Microbiology, University Medicine Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany

Imke H. E. Schmidt

Affiliation Friedrich Loeffler Institute of Medical Microbiology, University Medicine Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany

Matsayapan Pudla

Affiliations Friedrich Loeffler Institute of Medical Microbiology, University Medicine Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

Stefanie Brakopp

Affiliation Friedrich Loeffler Institute of Medical Microbiology, University Medicine Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany

Verena Hopf

Affiliation Friedrich Loeffler Institute of Medical Microbiology, University Medicine Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany

Katrin Breitbach

Affiliation Friedrich Loeffler Institute of Medical Microbiology, University Medicine Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany

Ivo Steinmetz

steinmetz.ivo@uni-greifswald.de

Affiliation Friedrich Loeffler Institute of Medical Microbiology, University Medicine Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AB KK IHES IS. Performed the experiments: AB KK IHES MP SB VH. Analyzed the data: AB KK IHES KB IS. Wrote the paper: AB KK IHES IS.