About the Authors

Stefano Di Talia

Affiliation The Rockefeller University, New York, New York, United States of America

Hongyin Wang

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

Jan M. Skotheim

Address Current address: Department of Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America

Affiliation The Rockefeller University, New York, New York, United States of America

Adam P. Rosebrock

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

Bruce Futcher

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

Frederick R. Cross

fcross@mail.rockefeller.edu

Affiliation The Rockefeller University, New York, New York, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

The author(s) have made the following declarations about their contributions: Conceived and designed the experiments: SDT HW JMS BF FRC. Performed the experiments: SDT HW APR BF FRC. Analyzed the data: SDT HW JMS APR BF FRC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SDT HW JMS APR BF FRC. Wrote the paper: SDT JMS BF FRC.