About the Authors
- Laura B Goodman, Nikolaus Osterrieder
- Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America
- Arianna Loregian, Beatrice Mercorelli, Giorgio Palù
- Department of Histology, Microbiology and Medical Biotechnologies, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
- Gillian A Perkins
- Department of Clinical Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America
- Josie Nugent, Julia H Kydd, Ken C Smith, Nicholas Davis-Poynter
- Centre for Preventive Medicine, Animal Health Trust, Newmarket, United Kingdom
- Elizabeth L Buckles
- Department of Biomedical Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America
The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.
LBG performed the majority of the experiments, analyzed the data, and wrote the manuscript. AL, BM, and GP designed and performed the polymerase activity assays. ELB, KCS, and GAP performed postmortem examinations of animals. GAP, JN, and JHK participated in the animal studies, and GAP assisted with qPCR analyses. LBG, AL, GAP, JN, ELB, BM, JHK, GP, KCS, NO, and NDP revised the manuscript. NO and NDP share senior authorship.