About the Authors

Sonica Sondhi

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, BMS Block, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

Prince Sharma

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, BMS Block, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

Shilpa Saini

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, BMS Block, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

Neena Puri

Affiliation Department of Industrial Microbiology, Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Yamunanagar, Haryana, India

Naveen Gupta

gupta27_naveen@yahoo.com

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, BMS Block, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: S. Sondhi S. Saini. Performed the experiments: S. Sondhi. Analyzed the data: PS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: NG. Wrote the paper: S. Sondhi NG. Contributed in the revision of manuscript: NP.