About the Authors
J. Craig Venter Institute/The Institute for Genomic Research, Microbial Genomics, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America
Yersinia Research Unit, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
Department of Defense, Global Emerging Infections Surveillance and Response System, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States of America
The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.
LEL, EC, and JR conceived and designed the experiments. ME, GK, and CF performed the experiments. ME, MJR, WFF, DAR, EC, and JR analyzed the data. GK and EC contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. ME, MJR, WFF, EC, and JR wrote the paper.