About the Authors

Britta von Terzi

Affiliation University of Hohenheim, Institute of Environmental and Animal Hygiene, Stuttgart, Germany

Peter C. B. Turnbull

Affiliation University of Hohenheim, Institute of Environmental and Animal Hygiene, Stuttgart, Germany

Steve E. Bellan

Affiliation Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, United States of America

Wolfgang Beyer

wolfgang.beyer@uni-hohenheim.de

Affiliation University of Hohenheim, Institute of Environmental and Animal Hygiene, Stuttgart, Germany

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BvT WB. Performed the experiments: BvT SEB WB. Analyzed the data: BvT SEB PCBT WB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: BvT SEB PCBT WB. Wrote the paper: BvT SEB PCBT WB.