About the Authors

Ana Negredo, Sonia Vázquez-Morón, Francisca Molero, Maria de la Cruz Martínez, Juan E. Echevarría, Antonio Tenorio
National Center of Microbiology, (ISCIII), Madrid, Spain

Gustavo Palacios, Nazir Savji, Jesus Enrique Herrera, W. Ian Lipkin
Center for Infection and Immunity, and WHO Collaborating Centre for Diagnostics, Surveillance and Immunotherapeutics for Emerging Infectious and Zoonotic Diseases, Mailman School of Public Health of Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

Félix González
Grupo Asturiano para el Estudio y Conservacion de los Murciélagos, Posada de Llanera, Principado de Asturias, Spain

Hernán Dopazo
Evolutionary Genomics Laboratory, Centro de Investigación Príncipe Felipe, Valencia, Spain

Javier Juste, Juan Quetglas
Evolutionary Biology Unit, Estación Biológica Doñana (CSIC), Sevilla, Spain

Manuel Pizarro
Service of Pathology, Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Veterinary School, Complutense University, Madrid, Spain

Stephen K. Hutchison
Roche Life Sciences, Branford, Connecticut, United States of America

Corresponding Author

gustavo.f.palacios.ctr@us.army.mil

Competing Interests

Stephen Hutchison is an employee at 454 Life Sciences, a division of Roche Inc.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AN GP FG NS MP JEE WIL AT. Performed the experiments: AN GP SVM FG HD MP FM JJ JQ NS MDLCM JEH MP SH. Analyzed the data: AN GP NS HD JJ JQ MP WIL AT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SH JEH FG AN JEE JQ. Wrote the paper: AN GP WIL AT.