About the Authors

Benjamin F. B. Costantino

Affiliation School of Life Sciences, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America

Daniel K. Bricker

Affiliation School of Life Sciences, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America

Kelly Alexandre

Current address: Department of Biology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

Affiliation School of Life Sciences, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America

Kate Shen

Affiliation School of Life Sciences, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America

John R. Merriam

Affiliation Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Christophe Antoniewski

Affiliation Department of Developmental Biology, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

Jenna L. Callender

Affiliation Center for Biotechnology, Genomics, and Health Research, University of North Carolina Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina, United States of America

Vincent C. Henrich

Affiliation Center for Biotechnology, Genomics, and Health Research, University of North Carolina Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina, United States of America

Asaf Presente

Current address: Department of Medicine, University of California San Diego, San Diego, California, United States of America

Affiliation School of Life Sciences, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America

Andrew J. Andres

andrew.andres@unlv.edu

Affiliation School of Life Sciences, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JM AA. Performed the experiments: BC DB KA KS AP AA. Analyzed the data: BC DB AA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JM CA JC VH. Wrote the paper: BC AA.