About the Authors

Zhu-Hong Li

Affiliation Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases and Department of Cellular Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

Srinivasan Ramakrishnan

Affiliation Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases and Department of Cellular Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

Boris Striepen

Affiliation Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases and Department of Cellular Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

Silvia N. J. Moreno

smoreno@uga.edu

Affiliation Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases and Department of Cellular Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ZHL SR BS SNJM. Performed the experiments: ZHL SR. Analyzed the data: ZHL SR BS SNJM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ZHL SR BS SNJM. Wrote the paper: ZHL BS SNJM.