About the Authors

Roland Benz

r.benz@jacobs-university.de

Affiliation School of Engineering and Science, Jacobs University Bremen, Bremen, Germany

Elke Maier

Affiliation Lehrstuhl für Mikrobiologie, Theodor-Boveri-Institut für Biowissenschaften (Biozentrum), Universität Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany

Susanne Bauer

Affiliation Lehrstuhl für Mikrobiologie, Theodor-Boveri-Institut für Biowissenschaften (Biozentrum), Universität Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany

Albrecht Ludwig

Affiliations Lehrstuhl für Mikrobiologie, Theodor-Boveri-Institut für Biowissenschaften (Biozentrum), Universität Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany, Institut für Medizinische Mikrobiologie und Krankenhaushygiene, Klinikum der Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RB EM SB AL. Performed the experiments: EM SB AL. Analyzed the data: RB EM AL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SB AL. Wrote the paper: RB AL. Designed software for analysis of data: RB.