About the Authors

John Culver Taylor

Roles Conceptualization, Formal analysis, Investigation, Visualization, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Center for Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases, Texas A&M Health Science Center Institute of Biosciences of Technology, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Xinsheng Gao

Roles Investigation

Affiliation Center for Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases, Texas A&M Health Science Center Institute of Biosciences of Technology, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Juan Xu

Roles Resources

Affiliation Center for Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases, Texas A&M Health Science Center Institute of Biosciences of Technology, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Michael Holder

Roles Data curation, Formal analysis, Methodology

Affiliation Center for Metagenomics and Microbiome Research, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Joseph Petrosino

Roles Methodology, Project administration

Affiliation Center for Metagenomics and Microbiome Research, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Ritesh Kumar

Roles Investigation

Current address: DuPont Nutrition and Biosciences, Wilmington, DE, 19803, United States of America

Affiliation Center for Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases, Texas A&M Health Science Center Institute of Biosciences of Technology, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Wen Liu

Roles Resources

Affiliation Center for Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases, Texas A&M Health Science Center Institute of Biosciences of Technology, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Magnus Höök

Roles Resources

Affiliation Center for Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases, Texas A&M Health Science Center Institute of Biosciences of Technology, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Chris Mackenzie

Roles Conceptualization, Resources, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, McGovern Medical School, UT Health, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Andrew Hillhouse

Roles Validation

Affiliation Texas A&M Institute for Genome Sciences and Society, Texas A&M, Texas, United States of America

Wesley Brashear

Roles Formal analysis

Affiliation Texas A&M Institute for Genome Sciences and Society, Texas A&M, Texas, United States of America

Maria Patricia Nunez

Roles Investigation

Current address: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

Affiliation Center for Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases, Texas A&M Health Science Center Institute of Biosciences of Technology, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Yi Xu

Roles Conceptualization, Formal analysis, Funding acquisition, Project administration, Supervision, Visualization, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

yi-xu1@tamu.edu

Affiliations Center for Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases, Texas A&M Health Science Center Institute of Biosciences of Technology, Houston, Texas, United States of America, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, McGovern Medical School, UT Health, Houston, Texas, United States of America, Department of Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology, College of Medicine, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Texas, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.