About the Authors

Julia Dale

Affiliation Center for Microbial Genetics and Genomics, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, United States of America

Erin P. Price

Affiliation Center for Microbial Genetics and Genomics, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, United States of America

Heidie Hornstra

Affiliation Center for Microbial Genetics and Genomics, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, United States of America

Joseph D. Busch

Affiliation Center for Microbial Genetics and Genomics, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, United States of America

Mark Mayo

Affiliation Menzies School of Health Research and Northern Territory Clinical School, Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

Daniel Godoy

Affiliation Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

Vanaporn Wuthiekanun

Affiliation Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

Anthony Baker

Affiliation Microbiology and Immunology, School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Jeffrey T. Foster

Affiliation Center for Microbial Genetics and Genomics, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, United States of America

David M. Wagner

Affiliation Center for Microbial Genetics and Genomics, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, United States of America

Apichai Tuanyok

Affiliation Center for Microbial Genetics and Genomics, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, United States of America

Jeffrey Warner

Affiliation Microbiology and Immunology, School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Brian G. Spratt

Affiliation Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

Sharon J. Peacock

Affiliations Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand, Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Bart J. Currie

Affiliation Menzies School of Health Research and Northern Territory Clinical School, Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

Paul Keim

Affiliations Center for Microbial Genetics and Genomics, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, United States of America, Pathogen Genomics Division, Translational Genomics Research Institute, Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America

Talima Pearson

talima.pearson@nau.edu

Affiliation Center for Microbial Genetics and Genomics, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Analyzed the data: JD EPP HH JDB MM DG JTF DMW AT BGS BJC TP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MM DG VW AB JW BGS SJP BJC. Wrote the paper: JD EPP TP. Interpreted results: JD EPP JDB DG JTF DMW AT BGS BJC PK TP.