About the Authors

Melissa J. Caimano, Anna Allard, André A. Grassmann
Department of Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, Connecticut, United States of America

Melissa J. Caimano
Department of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, Connecticut, United States of America

Sathesh K. Sivasankaran, Jay C. D. Hinton
Department of Microbiology, School of Genetics and Microbiology, Moyne Institute of Preventative Medicine, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Daniel Hurley, Jarlath E. Nally
School of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin, Ireland

Karsten Hokamp
Department of Genetics, School of Genetics and Microbiology, Smurfit Institute of Genetics, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

André A. Grassmann
Unidade de Biotecnologia, Centro de Desenvolvimento Tecnológico, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Jay C. D. Hinton
Department of Functional and Comparative Genomics, Institute of Integrative Biology, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Jarlath E. Nally
Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin, Ireland

Corresponding Author

mcaima@up.uchc.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MJC JEN. Performed the experiments: MJC SKS AA DH KH AAG JEN. Analyzed the data: MJC SKS DH KH AAG JCDH JEN. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MJC SKS KH JCDH JEN. Wrote the paper: MJC SKS KH JCDH JEN.