About the Authors

Xiaorong Lin

xlin@mail.bio.tamu.edu

Affiliations Department of Biology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

Jennifer C. Jackson

Affiliation Department of Biology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

Marianna Feretzaki

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

Chaoyang Xue

Affiliations Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America, Public Health Research Institute, New Jersey Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey, United States of America

Joseph Heitman

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: XL. Performed the experiments: XL JCJ MF CX. Analyzed the data: XL JCJ MF CX JH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: XL JH. Wrote the paper: XL.