About the Authors

Maria V. Sharakhova, Vladimir A. Timoshevskiy, Fan Yang, Igor V. Sharakhov
Department of Entomology, Fralin Life Science Institute, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, United States of America

Sergei Iu. Demin
Institute of Cytology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Saint Petersburg, Russia

David W. Severson
Department of Biological Sciences, Eck Institute for Global Health, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, United States of America

Corresponding Author

msharakh@vt.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MVS IVS. Performed the experiments: MVS VAT FY. Analyzed the data: MVS FY SIuD. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DWS. Wrote the paper: MVS. Method optimization: VAT.