About the Authors

Martin J Hicks

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California, United States of America

Chin-Rang Yang

¤ Current address: Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Texas, United States of America

Affiliations Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California, United States of America , Institute for Genomics and Bioinformatics, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California, United States of America

Matthew V Kotlajich

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California, United States of America

Klemens J Hertel

To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: khertel@uci.edu

Affiliations Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California, United States of America , Institute for Genomics and Bioinformatics, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

MJH and KJH conceived and designed the experiments. MJH performed the experiments. MJH and KJH analyzed the data. CRY, MVK, and KJH contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. MJH and KJH wrote the paper.