About the Authors

Maria E. Francia

Affiliation Department of Cellular Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

Carly N. Jordan

Current address: Department of Zoology and Physiology, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, United States of America

Affiliation Department of Cellular Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

Jay D. Patel

Affiliation Department of Cellular Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

Lilach Sheiner

Affiliation Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

Jessica L. Demerly

Affiliation Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

Justin D. Fellows

Affiliation Department of Cellular Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

Jessica Cruz de Leon

Affiliation Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, University of California-Irvine, Irvine, California, United States of America

Naomi S. Morrissette

Affiliation Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, University of California-Irvine, Irvine, California, United States of America

Jean-François Dubremetz

Affiliation UMR 5235 CNRS, Université de Montpellier 2, Montpellier, France

Boris Striepen

striepen@uga.edu

Affiliations Department of Cellular Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America, Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, 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: MEF CNJ LS JDL NSM JFD BS. Performed the experiments: MEF CNJ JDP LS JLD JDF JDL. Analyzed the data: MEF CNJ LS JDL NSM JFD BS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JDL NSM. Wrote the paper: MEF BS.