About the Authors

Banu Rekha Vaithilingam Velayutham

Affiliation National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis (formerly Tuberculosis Research Centre), Chennai, India

Dina Nair

Affiliation National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis (formerly Tuberculosis Research Centre), Chennai, India

Vedachalam Chandrasekaran

Affiliation National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis (formerly Tuberculosis Research Centre), Chennai, India

Balambal Raman

Affiliation National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis (formerly Tuberculosis Research Centre), Chennai, India

Gomathy Sekar

Affiliation National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis (formerly Tuberculosis Research Centre), Chennai, India

Basilea Watson

Affiliation National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis (formerly Tuberculosis Research Centre), Chennai, India

Niruparani Charles

Affiliation National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis (formerly Tuberculosis Research Centre), Chennai, India

Muniyandi Malaisamy

Affiliation National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis (formerly Tuberculosis Research Centre), Chennai, India

Aleyamma Thomas

Affiliation National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis (formerly Tuberculosis Research Centre), Chennai, India

Soumya Swaminathan

doctorsoumya@yahoo.com

Affiliation National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis (formerly Tuberculosis Research Centre), Chennai, India

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BRVV DN BR AT SS. Performed the experiments: BRVV DN NC MM AT. Analyzed the data: VC BW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: GS. Wrote the paper: BRVV DN VC BR AT SS.