About the Authors

Jun Zhou

Contributed equally to this work with: Jun Zhou, Michael T. Eickbush

Current address: Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

Affiliation Department of Biology, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, United States of America

Michael T. Eickbush

Contributed equally to this work with: Jun Zhou, Michael T. Eickbush

Current address: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Affiliation Department of Biology, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, United States of America

Thomas H. Eickbush

thomas.eickbush@rochester.edu

Affiliation Department of Biology, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Wrote the paper: JZ MTE THE. Conceived and designed the experiments: JZ MTE THE. Analyzed the data: JZ MTE THE. Performed the experiments: JZ MTE. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JZ MTE.