About the Authors

Fabian Rivera-Chávez

Affiliation Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine, University of California, Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

Sebastian E. Winter

Affiliation Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine, University of California, Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

Christopher A. Lopez

Affiliation Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine, University of California, Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

Mariana N. Xavier

Affiliation Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine, University of California, Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

Maria G. Winter

Affiliation Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine, University of California, Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

Sean-Paul Nuccio

Affiliation Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine, University of California, Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

Joseph M. Russell

Affiliation Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine, University of California, Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

Richard C. Laughlin

Affiliation Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

Sara D. Lawhon

Affiliation Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

Torsten Sterzenbach

Affiliation Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine, University of California, Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

Charles L. Bevins

Affiliation Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine, University of California, Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

Renée M. Tsolis

Affiliation Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine, University of California, Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

Rasika Harshey

Affiliation Section of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, United States of America

L. Garry Adams

Affiliation Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

Andreas J. Bäumler

ajbaumler@ucdavis.edu

Affiliation Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine, University of California, Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: FRC SEW RH LGA AJB. Performed the experiments: FRC SEW CAL MNX MGW SPN JMR RCL SDL TS AJB. Analyzed the data: FRC SEW MNX CLB RMT AJB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RH. Wrote the paper: FCR SEW AJB.