About the Authors

Rebecca E. Symula, Jon S. Beadell, Mark Sistrom, Kehinde Agbebakun, Adalgisa Caccone
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

Rebecca E. Symula, Serap Aksoy
Yale School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology and Public Health, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

Rebecca E. Symula
Department of Biology, University of Mississippi, Mississippi, United States of America

Oliver Balmer
Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland

Oliver Balmer
Institute of Zoology, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Oliver Balmer
Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, Frick, Switzerland

Wendy Gibson
School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

resymula@olemiss.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JSB. Performed the experiments: RES JSB KA. Analyzed the data: RES. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: OB WG SA AC. Wrote the paper: RES JSB MS. Provided isolates for sequencing: OB WG. Provided valuable contributions to the direction, scope and composition of the paper: JSB MS OB SA WG AC.