About the Authors

Katharina Mir

Affiliation Institute of Communications Engineering, Ulm University, Ulm, Germany

Klaus Neuhaus

Affiliation Chair for Microbial Ecology, Technische Universität München, Freising, Germany

Martin Bossert

Affiliation Institute of Communications Engineering, Ulm University, Ulm, Germany

Steffen Schober

steffen.schober@uni-ulm.de

Affiliation Institute of Communications Engineering, Ulm University, Ulm, Germany

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Wrote the paper: KM KN MB SS. Designed the project: MB SS. Designed and implemented the software: KM SS. Evaluated the codes: KM. Provided biological background: KN.