About the Authors

Josélio Maria Galvão de Araújo

Contributed equally to this work with: Josélio Maria Galvão de Araújo, Gonzalo Bello

joselio@cb.ufrn.br

Affiliation Laboratory of Molecular Biology for Infectious Diseases and Cancer, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, Brazil

Gonzalo Bello

Contributed equally to this work with: Josélio Maria Galvão de Araújo, Gonzalo Bello

Affiliation Laboratorio de AIDS e Imunologia Molecular, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz – FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Hector Romero

Affiliation Laboratorio de Organización y Evolución del Genoma, Sección Biomatemáticas, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay

Rita Maria Ribeiro Nogueira

Affiliation Laboratory of Flavivirus, Oswaldo Cruz Institute – FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JMGA GB RMRN. Performed the experiments: JMGA GB HR. Analyzed the data: JMGA GB HR RMRN. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JMGA GB HR RMRN. Wrote the paper: JMGA GB HR RMRN.