About the Authors

Janet A. M. Fyfe, Caroline J. Lavender, Paul D. R. Johnson
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Janet A. M. Fyfe, Caroline J. Lavender, Timothy P. Stinear, Paul D. R. Johnson
WHO Collaborating Centre for Mycobacterium ulcerans, Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Kathrine A. Handasyde, Alistair R. Legione
Department of Zoology, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

Carolyn R. O'Brien
Faculty of Veterinary Science, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

Timothy P. Stinear, Sacha J. Pidot
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

Torsten Seemann
Victorian Bioinformatics Consortium, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia

M. Eric Benbow
Department of Biology, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, United States of America

John R. Wallace
Department of Biology, Millersville University, Millersville, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Christina McCowan
Faculty of Veterinary Science, The University of Melbourne, Werribee, Victoria, Australia

Paul D. R. Johnson
Infectious Diseases Department, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia

Corresponding Author

janet.fyfe@mh.org.au

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JAMF CJL KAH CRO TPS SJP TS MEB JRW PDRJ. Performed the experiments: JAMF CJL KAH ARL CRO TPS SJP MEB JRW CM. Analyzed the data: JAMF CJL KAH ARL CRO TPS SJP TS MEB JRW PDRJ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JAMF KAH CRO TPS TS MEB JRW CM PDRJ. Wrote the paper: JAMF CJL KAH TPS SJP PDRJ.