About the Authors

Chloe M. Adams

Affiliations Graduate Program in Cell, Molecular and Biomedical Sciences, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, United States of America, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, United States of America

Brian E. Eckenroth

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, United States of America

Emily E. Putnam

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, United States of America

Sylvie Doublié

sylvie.doublie@uvm.edu (SD); aimee.shen@uvm.edu (AS)

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, United States of America

Aimee Shen

sylvie.doublie@uvm.edu (SD); aimee.shen@uvm.edu (AS)

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CMA BEE EEP SD AS. Performed the experiments: CMA EEP AS. Analyzed the data: CMA BEE EEP SD AS. Wrote the paper: CMA SD AS.