About the Authors

Hye-Joo Kwon

Contributed equally to this work with: Hye-Joo Kwon, Neha Bhat

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

Neha Bhat

Contributed equally to this work with: Hye-Joo Kwon, Neha Bhat

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

Elly M. Sweet

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

Robert A. Cornell

Affiliation Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America

Bruce B. Riley

briley@mail.bio.tamu.edu

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

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: HJK NB BBR. Performed the experiments: HJK NB ES. Analyzed the data: HJK NB ES RAC BBR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ES RAC. Wrote the paper: HJK NB BBR.