About the Authors

Anthony Khong

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Roberto Forestieri

Affiliation Department of Chemistry and Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

David E. Williams

Affiliation Department of Chemistry and Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Brian O. Patrick

Affiliation Department of Chemistry and Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Andrea Olmstead

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Victoria Svinti

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Emily Schaeffer

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

François Jean

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Michel Roberge

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Raymond J. Andersen

Affiliation Department of Chemistry and Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Eric Jan

ej@mail.ubc.ca

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Competing Interests

Dr. Eric Jan is a PLoS ONE Editorial Board Member. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLoS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AK RF DEW AO ES FJ MR RJA EJ. Performed the experiments: AK RJ DEW BOP AO VS ES. Analyzed the data: AK RF DEW BOP AO VS ES FJ MR RJA EJ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AK RF DEW BOP AO VS ES FJ MR RJA EJ. Wrote the paper: AK RF AO VS FJ MR RJA EJ.