About the Authors

Kelly A Brayton, Audrey O. T Lau, Shawn J Berens, Wendy C Brown, Jeanne M Howell, Junzo Norimine, Donald P Knowles Jr., Terry F McElwain
Program in Genomics, Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, United States of America

David R Herndon, Lowell S Kappmeyer, Carlos E Suarez, Donald P Knowles Jr.
Animal Disease Research Unit, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Pullman, Washington, United States of America

Linda Hannick, Shelby L Bidwell, Jonathan Crabtree, Doug Fadrosh, Tamara Feldblum, Heather A Forberger, Brian J Haas, Hoda Khouri, Hean Koo, Ian T Paulsen, Diana Radune, Qinghu Ren, Roger K Smith Jr., Owen White, Jennifer R Wortman, Vishvanath M Nene
The Institute for Genomic Research, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

David J Mann
Division of Cell and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Life Sciences, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

K. Brayton, A. Lau, D. Knowles, T. McElwain, and V. Nene conceived and designed the experiments. K. Brayton, A. Lau, D. Herndon, L. Kappmeyer, S. Berens, W. Brown, D. Fadrosh, T. Feldblum, H. Forberger, J. Howell, H. Khouri, H. Koo, J. Norimine, D. Radune, C. Suarez, and V. Nene performed the experiments. K. Brayton, A. Lau, D. Herndon, L. Hannick, L. Kappmeyer, S. Bidwell, J. Crabtree, B. Haas, D. Mann, J. Norimine, I. Paulsen, Q. Ren, R. Smith, C. Suarez, O. White, J. Wortman, T. McElwain, and V. Nene analyzed the data. K. Brayton, D. Herndon, L. Kappmeyer, O. White, D. Knowles, T. McElwain, and V. Nene contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. K. Brayton, A. Lau, D. Herndon, T. McElwain, and V. Nene wrote the paper.