About the Authors

Steven W. Wilhelm

Contributed equally to this work with: Steven W. Wilhelm, Samantha R. Coy, Eric R. Gann, Mohammad Moniruzzaman, Joshua M. A. Stough

wilhelm@utk.edu

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America

Samantha R. Coy

Contributed equally to this work with: Steven W. Wilhelm, Samantha R. Coy, Eric R. Gann, Mohammad Moniruzzaman, Joshua M. A. Stough

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America

Eric R. Gann

Contributed equally to this work with: Steven W. Wilhelm, Samantha R. Coy, Eric R. Gann, Mohammad Moniruzzaman, Joshua M. A. Stough

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America

Mohammad Moniruzzaman

Contributed equally to this work with: Steven W. Wilhelm, Samantha R. Coy, Eric R. Gann, Mohammad Moniruzzaman, Joshua M. A. Stough

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America

Joshua M. A. Stough

Contributed equally to this work with: Steven W. Wilhelm, Samantha R. Coy, Eric R. Gann, Mohammad Moniruzzaman, Joshua M. A. Stough

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.