About the Authors

Gabriel L. Hamer

ghamer@tamu.edu

Affiliations Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America, Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

Tavis K. Anderson

Affiliation Department of Biology, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia, United States of America

Danielle J. Donovan

Affiliation Department of Entomology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America

Jeffrey D. Brawn

Affiliation Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

Bethany L. Krebs

Affiliation Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

Allison M. Gardner

Affiliation Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

Marilyn O. Ruiz

Affiliation College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

William M. Brown

Affiliation College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

Uriel D. Kitron

Affiliation Department of Environmental Studies, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Christina M. Newman

Affiliation Department of Pathobiological Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

Tony L. Goldberg

Affiliation Department of Pathobiological Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

Edward D. Walker

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: GLH JDB MOR UDK TLG EDW. Performed the experiments: GLH TKA DJD BLK AMG WMB CMN. Analyzed the data: GLH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: GLH TKA WMB. Wrote the paper: GLH TKA JDB MOR UDK TLG EDW.