About the Authors

Bo Liu

Affiliation Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology & UF Shands Cancer Center, College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America

Susanta K. Behura

Affiliation Eck Institute for Global Health, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, United States of America

Rollie J. Clem

Affiliation Division of Biology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, United States of America

Anette Schneemann

Affiliation Department of Molecular Biology, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California, United States of America

James Becnel

Affiliation Center for Medical, Agricultural and Veterinary Entomology, USDA/ARS, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America

David W. Severson

Affiliation Eck Institute for Global Health, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, United States of America

Lei Zhou

leizhou@ufl.edu

Affiliation Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology & UF Shands Cancer Center, College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LZ BL. Performed the experiments: BL SKB. Analyzed the data: LZ DWS JB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RJC AS JB. Wrote the paper: BL LZ.