About the Authors

Job E. Lopez

JLopez@biology.msstate.edu

Affiliation Department of Biological Sciences, Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi, United States of America

Hannah K. Wilder

Affiliation Department of Biological Sciences, Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi, United States of America

William Boyle

Affiliation Department of Biological Sciences, Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi, United States of America

L. Brock Drumheller

Affiliation Department of Biological Sciences, Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi, United States of America

Justin A. Thornton

Affiliation Department of Biological Sciences, Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi, United States of America

Bridget Willeford

Affiliation Department of Laboratory Animal Resources and Care, College of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi, United States of America

Timothy W. Morgan

Affiliation Department of Pathobiology and Population Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi, United States of America

Andrea Varela-Stokes

Affiliation Department of Basic Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JEL BW JAT AVS. Performed the experiments: HKW WB LBD TWM JAT. Analyzed the data: JEL JAT TWM AVS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JEL TWM AVS. Wrote the paper: JEL.