About the Authors

Bhupesh K. Prusty

thomas.rudel@biozentrum.uni-wuerzburg.de (TR); bhupesh.prusty@biozentrum.uni-wuerzburg.de (BKP)

Affiliation Biocenter, Chair of Microbiology, University of Würzburg, 97074 Würzburg, Germany

Christine Siegl

Affiliation Biocenter, Chair of Microbiology, University of Würzburg, 97074 Würzburg, Germany

Nitish Gulve

Affiliation Biocenter, Chair of Microbiology, University of Würzburg, 97074 Würzburg, Germany

Yasuko Mori

Affiliation Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe University, Kobe 650-0017, Japan

Thomas Rudel

thomas.rudel@biozentrum.uni-wuerzburg.de (TR); bhupesh.prusty@biozentrum.uni-wuerzburg.de (BKP)

Affiliation Biocenter, Chair of Microbiology, University of Würzburg, 97074 Würzburg, Germany

Competing Interests

One the authors (TR) currently serves as an Academic Editor or Guest Editor for this journal. This does not alter the authors' adherence to PLOS ONE Editorial policies and criteria.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BKP TR. Performed the experiments: BKP CS NG. Analyzed the data: BKP TR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: YM. Wrote the paper: BKP TR.