About the Authors

Leah M. Kyle

Affiliation Department of Molecular Biology, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, United States of America

Theodore R. John

Affiliation Department of Veterinary Sciences, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, United States of America

Hermann M. Schätzl

hschatzl@uwyo.edu

Affiliations Department of Molecular Biology, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, United States of America, Department of Veterinary Sciences, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, United States of America

Randolph V. Lewis

Affiliation Department of Biology and Synthetic Bioproducts Institute, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LMK HMS RVL. Performed the experiments: LMK TRJ. Analyzed the data: LMK TRJ HMS RVL. Wrote the paper: LMK HMS.