About the Authors

Josélio Maria Galvão de Araújo
Laboratory of Molecular Biology for Infectious Diseases and Cancer, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, Brazil

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

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

Rita Maria Ribeiro Nogueira
Laboratory of Flavivirus, Oswaldo Cruz Institute – FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Corresponding Author

joselio@cb.ufrn.br

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.