About the Authors

Sven T. Stripp

sven.stripp@fu-berlin.de

Affiliation Department of Physics, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Ute Lindenstrauss

Affiliation Institute of Microbiology, Martin–Luther University Halle–Wittenberg, Halle (Saale), Germany

R. Gary Sawers

Affiliation Institute of Microbiology, Martin–Luther University Halle–Wittenberg, Halle (Saale), Germany

Basem Soboh

Affiliation Institute of Microbiology, Martin–Luther University Halle–Wittenberg, Halle (Saale), Germany

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: STS BS. Performed the experiments: STS UL BS. Analyzed the data: STS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: STS RGS. Wrote the paper: STS RGS.