About the Authors

Edmond J. Byrnes III

Contributed equally to this work with: Edmond J. Byrnes III, Wenjun Li, Yonathan Lewit

Affiliation Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

Wenjun Li

Contributed equally to this work with: Edmond J. Byrnes III, Wenjun Li, Yonathan Lewit

Affiliation Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

Yonathan Lewit

Contributed equally to this work with: Edmond J. Byrnes III, Wenjun Li, Yonathan Lewit

Affiliation Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

Hansong Ma

Affiliation Department of Molecular Pathobiology, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Kerstin Voelz

Affiliation Department of Molecular Pathobiology, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Ping Ren

Affiliation Mycology Laboratory, Wadsworth Center, Albany, New York, United States of America

Dee A. Carter

Affiliation Department of Molecular and Microbial Biosciences, The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Vishnu Chaturvedi

Affiliation Mycology Laboratory, Wadsworth Center, Albany, New York, United States of America

Robert J. Bildfell

Affiliation Department of Biomedical Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, United States of America

Robin C. May

Affiliation Department of Molecular Pathobiology, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Joseph Heitman

heitm001@duke.edu

Affiliation Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: EJB WL YL DAC VC RCM JH. Performed the experiments: EJB WL YL HM KV PR. Analyzed the data: EJB WL YL HM KV PR DAC RJB RCM JH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: VC RJB JH. Wrote the paper: EJB WL YL JH.