About the Authors

Julie S. Pendergast

Affiliation Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

Rio C. Friday

Affiliation Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

Shin Yamazaki

shin.yamazaki@vanderbilt.edu

Affiliation Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

Competing Interests

Author Shin Yamazaki is an Academic Editor of PLoS ONE.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JSP SY. Performed the experiments: JSP RCF SY. Analyzed the data: JSP RCF. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SY. Wrote the paper: JSP SY.