About the Authors

Richard L. Thompson

Affiliation Department of Molecular Genetics, Microbiology, and Biochemistry, University of Cincinnati School of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

Chris M. Preston

Affiliation Medical Research Council Virology Unit, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Nancy M. Sawtell


Affiliation Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RT NMS. Performed the experiments: RT NMS. Analyzed the data: RT CMP NMS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RT CMP NMS. Wrote the paper: RT NMS. Critical review of manuscript: CMP.