About the Authors

Shirley Luckhart

sluckhart@ucdavis.edu

Affiliation Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of California at Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

Steven W. Lindsay

Affiliation School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Durham University, Durham, United Kingdom

Anthony A. James

Affiliation Departments of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, University of California at Irvine, Irvine, California, United States of America

Thomas W. Scott

Affiliation Department of Entomology, University of California at Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.