About the Authors

Max-Louis G. Buot

Affiliation Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

Jeffrey P. Docena

Contributed equally to this work with: Jeffrey P. Docena, Brenda K. Ratemo

Affiliation Department of Biology, Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

Brenda K. Ratemo

Contributed equally to this work with: Jeffrey P. Docena, Brenda K. Ratemo

Affiliation Department of Biology, Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

Matthew J. Bittner

Affiliation Department of Biology, Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

Jacob T. Burlew

Affiliation Department of Biology, Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

Aziz R. Nuritdinov

Affiliation Department of Biology, Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

Jennifer R. Robbins

robbins@xavier.edu

Affiliation Department of Biology, Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MGB JRR. Performed the experiments: JPD BKR MJB JTB ARN JRR. Analyzed the data: MGB JPD BKR MJB JTB ARN JRR. Wrote the paper: JRR.