About the Authors

Agiesh Balakrishna Pillai

Contributed equally to this work with: Agiesh Balakrishna Pillai, Wei Xu

Affiliation Department of Biological Sciences, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, United States of America

Wei Xu

Contributed equally to this work with: Agiesh Balakrishna Pillai, Wei Xu

Affiliation Department of Biological Sciences, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, United States of America

Ou Zhang

Affiliation Department of Biological Sciences, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, United States of America

Kai Zhang

kai.zhang@ttu.edu

Affiliation Department of Biological Sciences, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KZ. Performed the experiments: ABP WX OZ. Analyzed the data: ABP WX OZ KZ. Wrote the paper: WX KZ.