About the Authors

Verena Dusik

Affiliation Neurobiology and Genetics, Biocenter, University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany

Pingkalai R. Senthilan

Affiliation Neurobiology and Genetics, Biocenter, University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany

Benjamin Mentzel

Affiliation Institute of Medical Radiation and Cell Research, University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany

Heiko Hartlieb

Affiliation Neurobiology and Genetics, Biocenter, University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany

Corinna Wülbeck

Affiliation Institute of Zoology, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany

Taishi Yoshii

Affiliation Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Okayama University, Okayama, Japan

Thomas Raabe

Affiliation Institute of Medical Radiation and Cell Research, University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany

Charlotte Helfrich-Förster

charlotte.foerster@biozentrum.uni-wuerzburg.de

Affiliation Neurobiology and Genetics, Biocenter, University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: VD CW TY CHF. Performed the experiments: VD PRS BM HH. Analyzed the data: VD PRS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: TY BM TR. Wrote the paper: VD CHF.