About the Authors

Peter E. Kima

pkima@ufl.edu

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Cell Science, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America

J. Alfredo Bonilla

Affiliation Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America

Eumin Cho

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Cell Science, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America

Blaise Ndjamen

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Cell Science, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America

Johnathan Canton

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Cell Science, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America

Nicole Leal

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Cell Science, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America

Martin Handfield

Affiliations Department of Oral Biology and Center for Molecular Microbiology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America, Oragenics, Inc., Alachua, Florida, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PEK. Performed the experiments: JAB EC BN JC NL. Analyzed the data: PEK JAB EC NL MH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MH. Wrote the paper: PEK.