About the Authors

Charalampos Valmas

Contributed equally to this work with: Charalampos Valmas, Melanie N. Grosch

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, United States of America

Melanie N. Grosch

Contributed equally to this work with: Charalampos Valmas, Melanie N. Grosch

Affiliations Department of Microbiology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Virology, Philipps University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany

Michael Schümann

Affiliation Department of Virology, Philipps University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany

Judith Olejnik

Affiliations Department of Microbiology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Virology, Philipps University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany

Osvaldo Martinez

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, United States of America

Sonja M. Best

Affiliation Laboratory of Virology, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Hamilton, Montana, United States of America

Verena Krähling

Affiliation Department of Virology, Philipps University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany

Christopher F. Basler

chris.basler@mssm.edu (CFB); muehlber@bu.edu (EM)

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, United States of America

Elke Mühlberger

chris.basler@mssm.edu (CFB); muehlber@bu.edu (EM)

Affiliations Department of Microbiology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Virology, Philipps University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CV OM CFB EM. Performed the experiments: CV MNG MS JO VK. Analyzed the data: MNG MS JO OM VK CFB EM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SMB. Wrote the paper: CV MNG MS JO CFB EM.