About the Authors

Christopher D. Sibley

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Kangmin Duan

Affiliations Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Molecular Microbiology Laboratory, Faculty of Life Sciences, Northwestern University, Xian, Shaanxi, China

Carrie Fischer

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Michael D. Parkins

Affiliations Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Adult Cystic Fibrosis Clinic, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Douglas G. Storey

Affiliations Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Harvey R. Rabin

Affiliations Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Adult Cystic Fibrosis Clinic, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Michael G. Surette

surette@ucalgary.ca

Affiliations Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CDS KD MGS. Performed the experiments: CDS KD CF. Analyzed the data: CDS KD MGS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MDP DGS HR. Wrote the paper: CDS MGS.