About the Authors

Emi Sei

‡ These authors contributed equally to this work.

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, United States of America

Tao Wang

‡ These authors contributed equally to this work.

Affiliation Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, United States of America

Olga V. Hunter

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, United States of America

Yang Xie

Nicholas.conrad@utsouthwestern.edu (NKC); Yang.xie@utsouthwestern.edu (YX)

Affiliation Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, United States of America

Nicholas K. Conrad

Nicholas.conrad@utsouthwestern.edu (NKC); Yang.xie@utsouthwestern.edu (YX)

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: NKC ES. Performed the experiments: ES OVH. Analyzed the data: YX TW NKC ES. Wrote the paper: NKC ES TW. Conceived, designed, and implemented the bioinformatics analysis pipeline: YX TW.