About the Authors

Maryam Kamali, Ai Xia, Igor V. Sharakhov
Department of Entomology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, United States of America

Zhijian Tu
Department of Biochemistry, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, United States of America

Corresponding Author

igor@vt.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: IVS. Performed the experiments: MK AX ZT IVS. Analyzed the data: MK AX ZT IVS. Wrote the paper: MK ZT IVS.