About the Authors

Zhiyong Xi

Address Current address: Department of Entomology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America

Affiliation W. Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Jose L. Ramirez

Affiliation W. Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

George Dimopoulos

gdimopou@jhsph.edu

Affiliation W. Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ZX JR GD. Performed the experiments: ZX JR. Analyzed the data: ZX JR GD. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ZX JR. Wrote the paper: ZX JR GD.