About the Authors

Alice G. Cheng

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Molly McAdow

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Hwan K. Kim

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Taeok Bae

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Indiana University School of Medicine-Northwest, Gary, Indiana, United States of America

Dominique M. Missiakas

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Olaf Schneewind

oschnee@bsd.uchicago.edu

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AGC MM HKK DMM OS. Performed the experiments: AGC MM HKK TB. Analyzed the data: AGC MM HKK DMM OS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: TB DMM OS. Wrote the paper: AGC DMM OS.