About the Authors

Sebastian E. Winter, Maria G. Winter, Ivan Godinez, Andreas J. Bäumler
Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine, University of California at Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

Sebastian E. Winter, Holger Rüssmann
Max von Pettenkofer-Institut für Hygiene und Medizinische Mikrobiologie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, München, Germany

Hee-Jeong Yang, Helene L. Andrews-Polymenis
Department of Microbial and Molecular Pathogenesis, College of Medicine, Texas A&M University System Health Science Center, College Station, Texas, United States of America

Holger Rüssmann
HELIOS Klinikum Emil von Behring, Institut für Mikrobiologie, Immunologie und Laboratoriumsmedizin, Berlin, Germany

Corresponding Author

ajbaumler@ucdavis.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SEW HR HLAP AJB. Performed the experiments: SEW MGW IG HJY HLAP. Analyzed the data: SEW MGW IG HJY HR HLAP AJB. Wrote the paper: SEW AJB.