About the Authors

Baoqing Ding

Baoqing_Ding@Baylor.edu

Affiliation Biology Department, Baylor University, One Bear Place #97388, Waco, Texas, 76798, United States of America

Daniel W. Daugherty

Affiliation Biology Department, Baylor University, One Bear Place #97388, Waco, Texas, 76798, United States of America

Martin Husemann

Current address: Institute of Biology/Zoology, Department of General Zoology, University of Halle, D-06120 Halle, Germany

Affiliation Biology Department, Baylor University, One Bear Place #97388, Waco, Texas, 76798, United States of America

Ming Chen

Affiliation Biology Department, Baylor University, One Bear Place #97388, Waco, Texas, 76798, United States of America

Aimee E. Howe

Affiliation Biology Department, Baylor University, One Bear Place #97388, Waco, Texas, 76798, United States of America

Patrick D. Danley

Affiliation Biology Department, Baylor University, One Bear Place #97388, Waco, Texas, 76798, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BD AEH PDD. Performed the experiments: BD DWD. Analyzed the data: BD MC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: BD PDD. Wrote the paper: BD MH PDD.