About the Authors

Phoebe S. Lee

Affiliation Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

Patricia W. Greenwell

Affiliation Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

Margaret Dominska

Affiliation Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

Malgorzata Gawel

Affiliation Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

Monica Hamilton

Affiliation Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

Thomas D. Petes

tom.petes@duke.edu

Affiliation Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PSL TDP. Performed the experiments: PSL PWG MD MG MH. Analyzed the data: PSL PWG MD MG MH TDP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PSL PWG MD MG MH. Wrote the paper: PSL TDP.