About the Authors

Michael Scantlebury

m.scantlebury@qub.ac.uk

Affiliations Mammal Research Institute, Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa, School of Biological Sciences, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Marine Danek-Gontard

Affiliation School of Biological Sciences, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Philip W. Bateman

Affiliation Mammal Research Institute, Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa

Nigel C. Bennett

Affiliation Mammal Research Institute, Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa

Mary-Beth Manjerovic

Affiliation Department of Biology, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, United States of America

Kenneth E. Joubert

Affiliation Section Pharmacology, Department of Paraclinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa

Jane M. Waterman

Affiliations Department of Biology, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, United States of America, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MS. Performed the experiments: MS MBM KEJ. Analyzed the data: MS MDG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: NCB JMW. Wrote the paper: MS MDG PWB NCB MBM KEJ JMW.