About the Authors

Jeffrey L. Bose

Affiliation Department of Pathology and Microbiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America

McKenzie K. Lehman

Affiliation Department of Pathology and Microbiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America

Paul D. Fey

Affiliation Department of Pathology and Microbiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America

Kenneth W. Bayles

kbayles@unmc.edu

Affiliation Department of Pathology and Microbiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JLB KWB. Performed the experiments: JLB MKL. Analyzed the data: JLB MKL PDF KWB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PDF KWB. Wrote the paper: JLB KWB.