About the Authors

Hunter L Blanton

Affiliation Curriculum in Genetics and Molecular Biology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

Sarah J Radford

Affiliation Curriculum in Genetics and Molecular Biology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

Susan McMahan

Affiliation Program in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

Hutton M Kearney

Affiliation Department of Biology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

Joseph G Ibrahim

Affiliation Department of Biostatistics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

Jeff Sekelsky

To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: sekelsky@unc.edu

Affiliations Curriculum in Genetics and Molecular Biology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America , Program in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America , Department of Biology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

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.