About the Authors

Anna Oliva

Affiliation Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, United States of America

Adam Rosebrock

Affiliation Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, United States of America

Francisco Ferrezuelo

Affiliation Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, United States of America

Saumyadipta Pyne

Affiliation Department of Computer Science, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, United States of America

Haiying Chen

Affiliation Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, United States of America

Steve Skiena

Affiliation Department of Computer Science, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, United States of America

Bruce Futcher

To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: bfutcher@ms.cc.sunysb.edu (BF), Email: janet.leatherwood@sunysb.edu (JL)

Affiliation Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, United States of America

Janet Leatherwood

To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: bfutcher@ms.cc.sunysb.edu (BF), Email: janet.leatherwood@sunysb.edu (JL)

Affiliation Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

SS, BF, and JL conceived and designed the experiments. AO, AR, FF, and HC performed the experiments. AR, SP, SS, BF, and JL analyzed the data. FF, BF, and JL contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. AR, BF, and JL wrote the paper.