About the Authors

Sibao Wang

Address Current address: Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America.

Affiliation Department of Entomology, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, United States of America

Weiguo Fang

Affiliation Department of Entomology, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, United States of America

Chengshu Wang

Affiliation Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China

Raymond J. St. Leger

stleger@umd.edu

Affiliation Department of Entomology, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SW RJSL. Performed the experiments: SW WF RJSL. Analyzed the data: SW CW RJSL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CW. Wrote the paper: SW RJSL.