About the Authors

Amita Vaidya

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

Zhiyong Mao

Affiliation School of Life Sciences and Technology, Tongji University, Yangpu district, Shanghai, China

Xiao Tian

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

Brianna Spencer

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

Andrei Seluanov

andrei.seluanov@rochester.edu (AS); vera.gorbunova@rochester.edu (VG)

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

Vera Gorbunova

andrei.seluanov@rochester.edu (AS); vera.gorbunova@rochester.edu (VG)

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

Conceived and designed the experiments: VG AS. Performed the experiments: AV ZM XT BS. Analyzed the data: AV XT AS VG. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: AV AS VG.