About the Authors

Justin N. Treas

Affiliation Department of Environmental Toxicology, The Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH), Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, United States of America

Tulika Tyagi

Affiliation Department of Environmental Toxicology, The Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH), Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, United States of America

Kamaleshwar P. Singh

kamaleshwar.singh@TIEHH.TTU.edu

Affiliation Department of Environmental Toxicology, The Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH), Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, United States of America

Competing Interests

Co-author Kamaleshwar P. Singh 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: KPS JT TT. Performed the experiments: JT TT KPS. Analyzed the data: KPS JT TT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: KPS. Wrote the paper: JT TT KPS. KPS Provided the direction in preparation of manuscript: KPS. Contributed in preparation and proofreading of manuscript: JT TT.