About the Authors

Avinash M. Veerappa

Affiliation Genetics and Genomics Lab, Department of Studies in Zoology, University of Mysore, Manasagangotri, Mysore, Karnataka, India

Megha Murthy N

Contributed equally to this work with: Megha Murthy N, Sangeetha Vishweswaraiah, Kusuma Lingaiah, Raviraj V. Suresh

Affiliation Genetics and Genomics Lab, Department of Studies in Zoology, University of Mysore, Manasagangotri, Mysore, Karnataka, India

Sangeetha Vishweswaraiah

Contributed equally to this work with: Megha Murthy N, Sangeetha Vishweswaraiah, Kusuma Lingaiah, Raviraj V. Suresh

Affiliation Genetics and Genomics Lab, Department of Studies in Zoology, University of Mysore, Manasagangotri, Mysore, Karnataka, India

Kusuma Lingaiah

Contributed equally to this work with: Megha Murthy N, Sangeetha Vishweswaraiah, Kusuma Lingaiah, Raviraj V. Suresh

Affiliation Genetics and Genomics Lab, Department of Studies in Zoology, University of Mysore, Manasagangotri, Mysore, Karnataka, India

Raviraj V. Suresh

Contributed equally to this work with: Megha Murthy N, Sangeetha Vishweswaraiah, Kusuma Lingaiah, Raviraj V. Suresh

Affiliation Genetics and Genomics Lab, Department of Studies in Zoology, University of Mysore, Manasagangotri, Mysore, Karnataka, India

Somanna Ajjamada Nachappa

Affiliation Genetics and Genomics Lab, Department of Studies in Zoology, University of Mysore, Manasagangotri, Mysore, Karnataka, India

Nelchi Prashali

Affiliation Genetics and Genomics Lab, Department of Studies in Zoology, University of Mysore, Manasagangotri, Mysore, Karnataka, India

Sangeetha Nuggehalli Yadav

Affiliation Genetics and Genomics Lab, Department of Studies in Zoology, University of Mysore, Manasagangotri, Mysore, Karnataka, India

Manjula Arsikere Srikanta

Affiliation Genetics and Genomics Lab, Department of Studies in Zoology, University of Mysore, Manasagangotri, Mysore, Karnataka, India

Dinesh S. Manjegowda

Affiliations Department of Anatomy, Yenepoya Medical College, Yenepoya University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India, Nitte University Centre for Science Education & Research, K S Hegde Medical Academy, Nitte University, Deralakatte, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

Keshava B. Seshachalam

Affiliation Department of Neurology, JSS Hospital, Mysore, Karnataka, India

Nallur B. Ramachandra

nallurbr@gmail.com

Affiliation Genetics and Genomics Lab, Department of Studies in Zoology, University of Mysore, Manasagangotri, Mysore, Karnataka, India

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AMV NBR. Performed the experiments: AMV MMN SV KL RVS SAN NP SNY MAS DSM KBS NBR. Analyzed the data: AMV MMN SV KL RVS SAN NP SNY MAS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: NBR. Wrote the paper: AMV MMN SV KL RVS SAN NP SNY MAS DSM KBS NBR.