About the Authors

Vanitha Krishna Subbaiah

Affiliation International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Trieste, Italy

Paola Massimi

Affiliation International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Trieste, Italy

Siaw Shi Boon

Affiliation International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Trieste, Italy

Michael P. Myers

Affiliation International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Trieste, Italy

Lisa Sharek

Affiliation Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

Rafael Garcia-Mata

Affiliation Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

Lawrence Banks

banks@icgeb.org

Affiliation International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Trieste, Italy

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: VKS. Performed the experiments: PM SSB MPM LS RGM. Analyzed the data: VKS MPM LB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PM SSB LS RGM. Wrote the paper: VKS LB.