About the Authors

Steven J Hallam, Tracy J Mincer, Edward F DeLong
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

Christa Schleper
Department of Biology, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway

Christina M Preston
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing, California, United States of America

Katie Roberts
Department of Geological & Environmental Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America

Paul M Richardson
Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

delong@mit.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

SJH and EFDL conceived and designed the experiments. SJH, CS, and EFDL performed the experiments. SJH, TJM, PMP, and EFDL analyzed the data. SJH and KR contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. SJH, CMP, and EFDL wrote the paper.