About the Authors

Alison E. Mather

Address Current address: Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Affiliation Boyd Orr Centre for Population and Ecosystem Health, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Matthew J. Denwood

Affiliation Boyd Orr Centre for Population and Ecosystem Health, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Daniel T. Haydon

Affiliation Boyd Orr Centre for Population and Ecosystem Health, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Louise Matthews

Affiliation Boyd Orr Centre for Population and Ecosystem Health, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Dominic J. Mellor

Affiliation Boyd Orr Centre for Population and Ecosystem Health, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom

John E. Coia

Affiliation Scottish Salmonella Shigella and Clostridium difficile Reference Laboratory, Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Derek J. Brown

Affiliation Scottish Salmonella Shigella and Clostridium difficile Reference Laboratory, Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Stuart W. J. Reid

swjreid@rvc.ac.uk

Address Current address: The Royal Veterinary College, North Mymms, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Affiliation Boyd Orr Centre for Population and Ecosystem Health, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AEM MJD DTH LM DJM SWJR. Performed the experiments: MJD AEM DJB JEC. Analyzed the data: MJD AEM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DJB JEC. Wrote the paper: AEM MJD DTH LM DJM SWJR.