About the Authors

Dongyang Yu

Affiliation Department of Molecular and Microbiology, George Mason University, Manassas, Virginia, United States of America

Weifeng Wang

Affiliation Department of Molecular and Microbiology, George Mason University, Manassas, Virginia, United States of America

Alyson Yoder

Affiliation Department of Molecular and Microbiology, George Mason University, Manassas, Virginia, United States of America

Mark Spear

Affiliation Department of Molecular and Microbiology, George Mason University, Manassas, Virginia, United States of America

Yuntao Wu

ywu8@gmu.edu

Affiliation Department of Molecular and Microbiology, George Mason University, Manassas, Virginia, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: YW. Performed the experiments: DY WW AY. Analyzed the data: DY WW AY MS YW. Wrote the paper: YW.