About the Authors

Harald Kellner

mail@haraldkellner.com

Affiliation Department of Bio- and Environmental Sciences, International Institute Zittau, Technische Universität Dresden, Zittau, Germany

Patricia Luis

Affiliation Ecologie Microbienne, UMR CNRS 5557, USC INRA 1364, Université de Lyon, Université Lyon 1, Villeurbanne, France

Marek J. Pecyna

Affiliation Department of Bio- and Environmental Sciences, International Institute Zittau, Technische Universität Dresden, Zittau, Germany

Florian Barbi

Affiliation Ecologie Microbienne, UMR CNRS 5557, USC INRA 1364, Université de Lyon, Université Lyon 1, Villeurbanne, France

Danuta Kapturska

Affiliations Department of Bio- and Environmental Sciences, International Institute Zittau, Technische Universität Dresden, Zittau, Germany, Department of Soil Ecology, UFZ - Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research, Halle/Saale, Germany

Dirk Krüger

Affiliation Department of Soil Ecology, UFZ - Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research, Halle/Saale, Germany

Donald R. Zak

Affiliation School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

Roland Marmeisse

Affiliation Ecologie Microbienne, UMR CNRS 5557, USC INRA 1364, Université de Lyon, Université Lyon 1, Villeurbanne, France

Micheline Vandenbol

Affiliation Unité de Microbiologie et Génomique, Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech, Université de Liège, Gembloux, Belgium

Martin Hofrichter

Affiliation Department of Bio- and Environmental Sciences, International Institute Zittau, Technische Universität Dresden, Zittau, Germany

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: HK. Performed the experiments: D. Kapturska FB HK MP PL. Analyzed the data: HK PL FB MP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: D. Kapturska D. Krüger DZ MV MH RM. Wrote the paper: HK PL MP FB D. Kapturska D. Krüger DZ RM MV MH.