About the Authors

Dominick A. Matos

Affiliations Biology Department, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States of America, Molecular and Cellular Biology Graduate Program, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States of America

Ian P. Whitney

Affiliations Biology Department, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States of America, Molecular and Cellular Biology Graduate Program, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States of America

Michael J. Harrington

Affiliation Biology Department, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States of America

Samuel P. Hazen

hazen@bio.umass.edu

Affiliation Biology Department, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DAM MJH SPH. Performed the experiments: DAM IPW MJH. Analyzed the data: DAM IPW MJH SPH. Wrote the paper: DAM MJH SPH.