About the Authors

Hua Niu, Yasuko Rikihisa
Department of Veterinary Biosciences, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

Vera Kozjak-Pavlovic, Thomas Rudel
Biocenter, Department of Microbiology, University of Würzburg, Am Hubland, Würzburg, Germany

Corresponding Author


Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: HN VKP TR YR. Performed the experiments: HN VKP. Analyzed the data: HN VKP TR YR. Wrote the paper: HN VKP TR YR.