About the Authors

Erin M. Kollitz

Current address: Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

Affiliation Program in Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, Department of Biological Sciences, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America

Guozhu Zhang

Affiliation Bioinformatics Research Center, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America

Mary Beth Hawkins

Affiliation Department of Biological Sciences, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America

G. Kerr Whitfield

Affiliation Department of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America

David M. Reif

Affiliations Bioinformatics Research Center, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America, Department of Biological Sciences, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America

Seth W. Kullman

swkullma@ncsu.edu

Affiliations Program in Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, Department of Biological Sciences, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America, Department of Biological Sciences, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: EMK GZ MBH GKW DMR SWK. Performed the experiments: EMK GZ DMR. Analyzed the data: EMK SWK DMR GZ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: EMK GZ MBH GKW DMR SWK. Wrote the paper: EMK GZ MBH GKW DMR SWK.