About the Authors

Tanja Gempe

Affiliation Department of Genetics, Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf, Duesseldorf, Germany

Martin Hasselmann

Affiliation Department of Genetics, Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf, Duesseldorf, Germany

Morten Schiøtt

Affiliations Department of Genetics, Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf, Duesseldorf, Germany, Department of Population Biology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Gerd Hause

Affiliation Biozentrum, Martin-Luther-Universitaet, Halle-Wittenberg, Halle, Germany

Marianne Otte

Affiliation Department of Genetics, Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf, Duesseldorf, Germany

Martin Beye

Martin.Beye@uni-duesseldorf.de

Affiliation Department of Genetics, Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf, Duesseldorf, Germany

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

The author(s) have made the following declarations about their contributions: Conceived and designed the experiments: TG MB. Performed the experiments: TG MH MS GH MO. Analyzed the data: TG MH MS GH MB. Wrote the paper: MB.