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Competing Interests

The authors declare they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Bernd Panassiti conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables.

Osvaldo Ahumada conceived and designed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Stefan Porembski conceived and designed the experiments, reviewed drafts of the paper.


The study received no direct funding but was made possible by continuing funding from the Botany Departments of the University of Rostock and the Universidad de San Salvador de Jujuy. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.

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