About the Authors

Charles D. Criscione

ccriscione@mail.bio.tamu.edu

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

Joel D. Anderson

Affiliation Perry R. Bass Marine Fisheries Research Station, Coastal Fisheries Division, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Palacios, Texas, United States of America

Dan Sudimack

Affiliation Department of Genetics, Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, San Antonio, Texas, United States of America

Janardan Subedi

Affiliation Department of Sociology and Gerontology, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, United States of America

Ram P. Upadhayay

Affiliation Department of Genetics, Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, San Antonio, Texas, United States of America

Bharat Jha

Affiliation Tribhuvan University Institute of Medicine, Majarajgung, Kathmandu, Nepal

Kimberly D. Williams

Affiliation Department of Anthropology and Department of Pediatrics, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Sarah Williams-Blangero

Affiliation Department of Genetics, Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, San Antonio, Texas, United States of America

Timothy J. C. Anderson

Affiliation Department of Genetics, Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, San Antonio, Texas, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CDC SWB TJCA. Performed the experiments: CDC JDA DS RPU KDW TJCA. Analyzed the data: CDC TJCA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JS BJ. Wrote the paper: CDC SWB TJCA.