About the Authors

Xiaorong Lin

Address Current address: Department of Biology, Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

Affiliation Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

Sweta Patel

Affiliation Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

Anastasia P. Litvintseva

Affiliation Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

Anna Floyd

Affiliation Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

Thomas G. Mitchell

Affiliation Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

Joseph Heitman

heitm001@duke.edu

Affiliation Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: XL APL JH. Performed the experiments: XL SP APL AF. Analyzed the data: XL APL JH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: XL JH. Wrote the paper: XL. Supervised Ana Litvintseva: TGM.