About the Authors

Janine Kamke

Affiliation Department of Botany II, Julius-von-Sachs Institute for Biological Sciences, University of Wuerzburg, Wuerzburg, Germany

Christian Rinke

Affiliation Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, California, United States of America

Patrick Schwientek

Affiliation Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, California, United States of America

Kostas Mavromatis

Affiliation Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, California, United States of America

Natalia Ivanova

Affiliation Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, California, United States of America

Alexander Sczyrba

Affiliations Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, California, United States of America, Center for Biotechnology, Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany

Tanja Woyke

Affiliation Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, California, United States of America

Ute Hentschel

ute.hentschel@uni-wuerzburg.de

Affiliation Department of Botany II, Julius-von-Sachs Institute for Biological Sciences, University of Wuerzburg, Wuerzburg, Germany

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JK UH. Performed the experiments: JK. Analyzed the data: JK CR PS KM NI AS TW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JK CR TW UH. Wrote the paper: JK UH.