About the Authors

Yupu Diao, Erjun Ling
Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, Shanghai Institute for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China

Yumin Qi, Jim Biedler, Zhijian Jake Tu
Department of Biochemistry, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, United States of America

Yajun Ma
Department of Etiologic Biology, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China

Ai Xia, Igor Sharakhov
Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, United States of America

Xiaoguang Chen
Department of Parasitology, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China

Corresponding Author

jaketu@vt.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ZJT. Performed the experiments: YD YQ YM AX XC. Analyzed the data: YD YQ YM AX IS JB ZJT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: YM XC EL. Wrote the paper: ZJT YD YQ IS.