About the Authors

Balamurugan Jagadeesan

Affiliation Molecular Food Microbiology Laboratory, Department of Food Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States of America

Amy E. Fleishman Littlejohn

Affiliations Molecular Food Microbiology Laboratory, Department of Food Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States of America, Purdue University Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Program, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States of America

Mary Anne Roshni Amalaradjou

Affiliation Molecular Food Microbiology Laboratory, Department of Food Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States of America

Atul K. Singh

Affiliation Molecular Food Microbiology Laboratory, Department of Food Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States of America

Krishna K. Mishra

Affiliation Molecular Food Microbiology Laboratory, Department of Food Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States of America

David La

Affiliation Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States of America

Daisuke Kihara

Affiliations Purdue University Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Program, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States of America, Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States of America, Department of Computer Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States of America

Arun K. Bhunia

bhunia@purdue.edu

Affiliations Molecular Food Microbiology Laboratory, Department of Food Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States of America, Purdue University Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Program, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States of America, Department of Comparative Pathobiology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BJ AEFL MARA KKM DL DK AKB. Performed the experiments: BJ AFL MARA AKS KKM DL. Analyzed the data: BJ MARA DK AKB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: BJ AFL MARA AKS KKM DL. Wrote the paper: BJ AKB.