About the Authors
- Esther-Maria Antão, Christa Ewers, Doreen Gürlebeck, Timo Homeier, Lothar H. Wieler
- Institut für Mikrobiologie und Tierseuchen, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany
- Rudolf Preisinger
- Lohmann Tierzucht GmbH, Cuxhaven, Germany
- Ganwu Li
- Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America
- Timo Homeier
- Institute of Animal Hygiene and Veterinary Public Health, Veterinary Faculty, Universität Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.
Conceived and designed the experiments: EMA CE DG GL LHW. Performed the experiments: EMA. Analyzed the data: EMA CE TH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RP. Wrote the paper: EMA. Initiated the study and project: RP LHW.