About the Authors

Qingpeng Zhang

Affiliation Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America

Jason Pell

Affiliation Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America

Rosangela Canino-Koning

Affiliation Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America

Adina Chuang Howe

Affiliations Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America, Department of Plant, Soil, and Microbial Sciences, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America

C. Titus Brown

ctb@msu.edu

Affiliations Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CTB. Performed the experiments: QZ CTB. Analyzed the data: QZ CTB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: QZ JP RCK ACH CTB. Wrote the paper: QZ CTB.