About the Authors

Samik Bagchi

Contributed equally to this work with: Samik Bagchi, Siegfried E. Vlaeminck

Current address: Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC), King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal 23955-6900, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Affiliation Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology (LabMET), Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, 9000 Gent, Belgium

Siegfried E. Vlaeminck

Contributed equally to this work with: Samik Bagchi, Siegfried E. Vlaeminck

Affiliation Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology (LabMET), Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, 9000 Gent, Belgium

Laura A. Sauder

Affiliation Department of Biology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Mariela Mosquera

Affiliation Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology (LabMET), Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, 9000 Gent, Belgium

Josh D. Neufeld

Affiliation Department of Biology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Nico Boon

Nico.Boon@UGent.be [NB]

Affiliation Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology (LabMET), Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, 9000 Gent, Belgium

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SB SEV JN NB. Performed the experiments: SB LAS MM. Analyzed the data: SB SEV LAS JN. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SEV JN NB. Wrote the paper: SB SEV LAS JN NB.