About the Authors

Stefan S. Tunev, Christine J. Hastey, Emir Hodzic, Sunlian Feng, Stephen W. Barthold, Nicole Baumgarth
Center for Comparative Medicine, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

Stefan S. Tunev, Stephen W. Barthold, Nicole Baumgarth
Graduate Group in Comparative Pathology, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

Christine J. Hastey, Stephen W. Barthold, Nicole Baumgarth
Graduate Group in Microbiology, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

Stephen W. Barthold, Nicole Baumgarth
Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

nbaumgarth@ucdavis.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SST CJH SWB NB. Performed the experiments: SST CJH EH. Analyzed the data: SST CJH EH SWB NB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SF SWB NB. Wrote the paper: SST CJH SWB NB.