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Competing Interests

Dr. Wang is an Academic Editor for PeerJ. The authors declare no other competing interests.

Author Contributions

Su Nguyen conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Edwin Mwakalindile conceived and designed the experiments, reviewed drafts of the paper.

James S Booth conceived and designed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Vicki Hogan performed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Jordan Morgan analyzed the data, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Charles T Prickett wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.

John P Donnelly analyzed the data, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Henry E Wang conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Ethics

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University of Alabama at Birmingham

IRB Approval #X120409014

Funding

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