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

rikihisa.1@osu.edu

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.