About the Authors

Sven D. Willger

Affiliation Department of Veterinary Molecular Biology, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, United States of America

Srisombat Puttikamonkul

Affiliation Department of Veterinary Molecular Biology, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, United States of America

Kwang-Hyung Kim

Affiliation Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, United States of America

James B. Burritt

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, United States of America

Nora Grahl

Affiliation Department of Veterinary Molecular Biology, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, United States of America

Laurel J. Metzler

Affiliation Department of Biology, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

Robert Barbuch

Affiliation Department of Biology, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

Martin Bard

Affiliation Department of Biology, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

Christopher B. Lawrence

Affiliation Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, United States of America

Robert A. Cramer Jr.

rcramer@montana.edu

Affiliation Department of Veterinary Molecular Biology, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SDW RACJ. Performed the experiments: SDW SP KHK JBB NG LJM RB MB RACJ. Analyzed the data: SDW SP KHK JBB NG LJM RB MB CBL RACJ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SDW KHK JBB LJM RB MB CBL RACJ. Wrote the paper: SDW MB RACJ.