About the Authors

John D. Weete

Affiliation Auburn Research and Technology Foundation, Auburn, Alabama, United States of America

Maritza Abril

Affiliation Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America

Meredith Blackwell

mblackwell@lsu.edu

Affiliation Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JDW MB. Performed the experiments: JDW MA. Analyzed the data: MA MB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JDW. Wrote the paper: JDW MA MB.