About the Authors

Ho Seong Seo

Affiliation Division of Infectious Diseases, Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco, California, United States of America

Rong Mu

Affiliation Department of Biology and Center for Microbial Sciences, San Diego State University, San Diego, California, United States of America

Brandon J. Kim

Affiliation Department of Biology and Center for Microbial Sciences, San Diego State University, San Diego, California, United States of America

Kelly S. Doran

Affiliations Department of Biology and Center for Microbial Sciences, San Diego State University, San Diego, California, United States of America, Department of Pediatrics, University of California at San Diego, School of Medicine, La Jolla, California, United States of America

Paul M. Sullam

paul.sullam@ucsf.edu

Affiliation Division of Infectious Diseases, Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco, California, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: HSS RM BJK KSD PMS. Performed the experiments: HSS RM BJK. Analyzed the data: HSS RM BJK KSD PMS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: HSS KSD PMS. Wrote the paper: HSS KSD PMS.