About the Authors

Prashanti Manda

manda.prashanti@gmail.com

Address Current address: Prashanti Manda, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States of America

Affiliation Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States of America

Seval Ozkan

Affiliations Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States of America, Institute for Genomics, Biocomputing and Biotechnology, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States of America

Hui Wang

Affiliation Institute for Genomics, Biocomputing and Biotechnology, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States of America

Fiona McCarthy

Address Current address: Department of Veterinary Science and Microbiology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

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

Susan M. Bridges

Affiliation Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PM FM SMB. Performed the experiments: PM. Analyzed the data: PM SO HW FM SMB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PM FM SMB. Wrote the paper: PM FM SMB.