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The authors would like to thank I. Arganda-Carreras for running all the blind evaluations on the ISBI2012 challenge and the SNEMI3D data and B. Andres for open-source code on the lifted multicut. We acknowledge support by DFG HA4364/6-1 and 8-1, SFB 1129, SFB 1134, RTG 1653, HGS MathComp and CellNetworks (F.A.H.).

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    • Thorsten Beier
    • , Constantin Pape
    • , Nasim Rahaman
    • , Timo Prange
    • , Ullrich Koethe
    • , Anna Kreshuk
    •  & Fred A Hamprecht
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    • Stuart Berg
    • , Davi D Bock
    • , Albert Cardona
    • , Stephen M Plaza
    • , Louis K Scheffer
    • , Anna Kreshuk
    •  & Fred A Hamprecht
  3. BioEM, EPF Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland.

    • Graham W Knott


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