About the Authors

Jie Li

Contributed equally to this work with: Jie Li, Bo Zhang, Liguang Zhou

Roles Conceptualization, Data curation, Formal analysis, Funding acquisition, Investigation, Methodology, Project administration, Supervision, Writing – original draft

lijie824@im.ac.cn (JL); whitman@uga.edu (WBW); dongxz@im.ac.cn (XD)

Affiliation State Key Laboratory of Microbial Resources, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, PR China

Bo Zhang

Contributed equally to this work with: Jie Li, Bo Zhang, Liguang Zhou

Roles Data curation, Formal analysis, Methodology, Project administration, Writing – original draft

Affiliations State Key Laboratory of Microbial Resources, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, PR China, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shijingshan District, Beijing, China

Liguang Zhou

Contributed equally to this work with: Jie Li, Bo Zhang, Liguang Zhou

Roles Data curation, Methodology

Affiliations State Key Laboratory of Microbial Resources, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, PR China, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shijingshan District, Beijing, China

Lei Qi

Roles Data curation, Formal analysis, Methodology

Affiliation State Key Laboratory of Microbial Resources, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, PR China

Lei Yue

Roles Data curation, Methodology, Project administration

Affiliations State Key Laboratory of Microbial Resources, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, PR China, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shijingshan District, Beijing, China

Wenting Zhang

Roles Data curation, Methodology

Affiliations State Key Laboratory of Microbial Resources, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, PR China, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shijingshan District, Beijing, China

Huicai Cheng

Roles Methodology

Affiliation Biology Institute, Hebei Academy of Sciences, Shijiazhuang, China

William B. Whitman

Roles Writing – review & editing

lijie824@im.ac.cn (JL); whitman@uga.edu (WBW); dongxz@im.ac.cn (XD)

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

Xiuzhu Dong

Roles Conceptualization, Formal analysis, Funding acquisition, Investigation, Methodology, Project administration, Supervision, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

lijie824@im.ac.cn (JL); whitman@uga.edu (WBW); dongxz@im.ac.cn (XD)

Affiliations State Key Laboratory of Microbial Resources, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, PR China, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shijingshan District, Beijing, China

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.