About the Authors

Jason W. Sahl

jsahl@tgen.org

Affiliation Department of Pathogen Genomics, Translational Genomics Research Institute, Flagstaff, Arizona, United States of America

John D. Gillece

Affiliation Department of Pathogen Genomics, Translational Genomics Research Institute, Flagstaff, Arizona, United States of America

James M. Schupp

Affiliation Department of Pathogen Genomics, Translational Genomics Research Institute, Flagstaff, Arizona, United States of America

Victor G. Waddell

Affiliation Arizona Department of Health Services, Bureau of State Laboratory Services, Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America

Elizabeth M. Driebe

Affiliation Department of Pathogen Genomics, Translational Genomics Research Institute, Flagstaff, Arizona, United States of America

David M. Engelthaler

Affiliation Department of Pathogen Genomics, Translational Genomics Research Institute, Flagstaff, Arizona, United States of America

Paul Keim

Affiliations Department of Pathogen Genomics, Translational Genomics Research Institute, Flagstaff, Arizona, United States of America, Center for Microbial Genetics and Genomics, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JWS EMD DME PK VGW. Performed the experiments: JDG EMD JMS. Analyzed the data: JWS JDG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: VGW JMS EMD. Wrote the paper: JWS.