About the Authors

Makhtar Niang

Affiliation Nanyang Technological University, School of Biological Sciences, Singapore, Singapore

Xue Yan Yam

Affiliations Nanyang Technological University, School of Biological Sciences, Singapore, Singapore, CNRS UMR 5235, University Montpellier II, Montpelier, France

Peter Rainer Preiser

prpreiser@ntu.edu.sg

Affiliation Nanyang Technological University, School of Biological Sciences, Singapore, Singapore

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MN PRP. Performed the experiments: MN XYY. Analyzed the data: MN PRP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: XYY. Wrote the paper: MN PRP.