About the Authors

Sayali S. Karve

Contributed equally to this work with: Sayali S. Karve, Suman Pradhan

Current address: PAREXEL International, Billerica, Massachusetts, United States of America

Affiliation Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry, and Microbiology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

Suman Pradhan

Contributed equally to this work with: Sayali S. Karve, Suman Pradhan

Affiliation Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry, and Microbiology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

Doyle V. Ward

Affiliation Center for Microbiome Research and Department of Microbiology and Physiological Systems, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America

Alison A. Weiss

alison.weiss@uc.edu

Affiliation Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry, and Microbiology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Formal analysis: AAW SSK SP. Funding acquisition: AAW. Investigation: SSK SP DVW. Writing – original draft: AAW SSK SP DVW. Writing – review & editing: AAW SSK SP DVW.