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The authors declare no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Carsten Meyer conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Patrick Weigelt conceived and designed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Holger Kreft conceived and designed the experiments, reviewed drafts of the paper.


CM acknowledges funding from the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU). HK acknowledges funding by the German Research Foundation (DFG) in the framework of the German Excellence Initiative within the Free Floater Program at the University of Göttingen. PW acknowledges funding in the scope of the BEFmate project from the Ministry of Science and Culture of Lower Saxony. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.

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