About the Authors

Barbara J. Campbell, Julie L. Smith, S. Craig Cary
University of Delaware, Lewes, Delaware, United States of America

Thomas E. Hanson
University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, United States of America

Martin G. Klotz
University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, United States of America

Lisa Y. Stein
University of California Riverside, Riverside, California, United States of America

Charles K. Lee, S. Craig Cary
University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand

Dongying Wu, Jonathan A. Eisen
University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

Jeffrey M. Robinson, Hoda M. Khouri
The J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

Corresponding Author

bjc@udel.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BJC JAE SCC. Performed the experiments: BJC JLS JMR HMK. Analyzed the data: BJC JLS TEH MGK LYS CKL DW JAE. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JAE. Wrote the paper: BJC JLS TEH MGK CKL.