About the Authors

Yangzhe Wu

Current address: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Affiliation Department of Biological Engineering, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, United States of America

Tian Yu

Affiliation Department of Biology, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, United States of America

Timothy A. Gilbertson

Affiliation Department of Biology, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, United States of America

Anhong Zhou

Anhong.Zhou@usu.edu

Affiliation Department of Biological Engineering, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, United States of America

Hao Xu

Affiliation Department of Bioengineering, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas, United States of America

Kytai Truong Nguyen

Affiliation Department of Bioengineering, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: YW AZ. Performed the experiments: YW. Analyzed the data: YW AZ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: YW TY TAG HX KTN. Wrote the paper: YW AZ TAG KTN.