About the Authors

Heather R. Williamson, Khoa D. Nguyen, Dia C. Beachboard, Pamela L. C. Small
Department of Microbiology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America

Mark E. Benbow, Ryan K. Kimbirauskas, Mollie D. McIntosh, Richard W. Merritt
Department of Entomology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America

Charles Quaye, Daniel Boakye
Noguchi Memorial Institute of Medical Research, Legon, Accra, Ghana

Edwin O. Ampadu
National Buruli ulcer Control Programme, Disease Control Unit - GHS, Accra, Ghana

Corresponding Author

hwillia8@utk.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: HW MB RK PS. Performed the experiments: HW MB KN DCB RK MM CQ. Analyzed the data: HW MB KN DCB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: HW MB DB EA RM PS. Wrote the paper: HW MB RM PS.