About the Authors

Joe W. E. Moss

Affiliation School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Thomas S. Davies

Affiliation School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Iveta Garaiova

Affiliation Cultech Limited, Baglan Industrial Park, Port Talbot, United Kingdom

Sue F. Plummer

Affiliation Cultech Limited, Baglan Industrial Park, Port Talbot, United Kingdom

Daryn R. Michael

darynm@cultech.co.uk

Affiliation Cultech Limited, Baglan Industrial Park, Port Talbot, United Kingdom

Dipak P. Ramji

Affiliation School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Competing Interests

The study was partly sponsored by Cultech Ltd, UK and DRM, IG, and SFP are employees of Cultech Ltd. JWEM is a PhD student funded by a joint studentship from the School of Biosciences and Cultech Ltd.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SFP IG DPR DRM JWEM. Performed the experiments: JWEM TSD. Analyzed the data: JWEM. Wrote the paper: DPR JWEM TSD DRM.