About the Authors

Shehre-Banoo Malik

Address Current address: Department of Medical and Molecular Parasitology, School of Medicine, New York University, New York, New York, United States of America

Affiliation Department of Biology, Roy J. Carver Center for Comparative Genomics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America

Arthur W. Pightling

Affiliation Department of Biology, Roy J. Carver Center for Comparative Genomics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America

Lauren M. Stefaniak

Address Current address: Department of Marine Sciences, University of Connecticut, Groton, Connecticut, United States of America

Affiliation Department of Biology, Roy J. Carver Center for Comparative Genomics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America

Andrew M. Schurko

Affiliation Department of Biology, Roy J. Carver Center for Comparative Genomics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America

John M. Logsdon Jr

john-logsdon@uiowa.edu

Affiliation Department of Biology, Roy J. Carver Center for Comparative Genomics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JML. Performed the experiments: SBM AWP LMS AMS. Analyzed the data: SBM AWP LMS AMS JML. Wrote the paper: SBM AWP AMS JML.