About the Authors

Hunter L Blanton, Sarah J Radford, Jeff Sekelsky
Curriculum in Genetics and Molecular Biology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

Susan McMahan, Jeff Sekelsky
Program in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

Hutton M Kearney, Jeff Sekelsky
Department of Biology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

Joseph G Ibrahim
Department of Biostatistics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

Corresponding Author

sekelsky@unc.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

HLB, SJR, and JS conceived and designed the experiments. HLB, SJR, SM, HMK, and JS performed the experiments. HLB, SJR, JGI, and JS analyzed the data. HLB, SJR, and JS wrote the paper.