About the Authors

Richard A. Bessen

rbessen@montana.edu

Affiliation Veterinary Molecular Biology, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, United States of America

Harold Shearin

Affiliation Veterinary Molecular Biology, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, United States of America

Scott Martinka

Affiliation Veterinary Molecular Biology, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, United States of America

Ryan Boharski

Affiliation Veterinary Molecular Biology, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, United States of America

Diana Lowe

Affiliation Veterinary Molecular Biology, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, United States of America

Jason M. Wilham

Affiliation Laboratory of Persistent Viral Diseases, National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, Hamilton, Montana, United States of America

Byron Caughey

Affiliation Laboratory of Persistent Viral Diseases, National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, Hamilton, Montana, United States of America

James A. Wiley

Affiliation Veterinary Molecular Biology, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RAB HS SM JMW JAW. Performed the experiments: RAB HS SM RB DL JMW JAW. Analyzed the data: RAB HS SM RB DL JMW BC JAW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: BC. Wrote the paper: RAB.