About the Authors

Georg Bauer

Affiliations Plant Biomechanics Group, Botanic Garden, Faculty of Biology, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany, FMF – Freiburg Materials Research Center, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

Stanislav N. Gorb

Affiliation Functional Morphology and Biomechanics, Zoological Institute, University of Kiel, Kiel, Germany

Marie-Christin Klein

Affiliation Functional Morphology and Biomechanics, Zoological Institute, University of Kiel, Kiel, Germany

Anke Nellesen

Affiliation Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety, and Energy Technology UMSICHT, Oberhausen, Germany

Max von Tapavicza

Affiliation Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety, and Energy Technology UMSICHT, Oberhausen, Germany

Thomas Speck

thomas.speck@biologie.uni-freiburg.de

Affiliations Plant Biomechanics Group, Botanic Garden, Faculty of Biology, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany, FMF – Freiburg Materials Research Center, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: GB SG AN TS. Performed the experiments: GB SG MK MT. Analyzed the data: GB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: GB SG AN TS. Wrote the paper: GB TS.