About the Authors

Kathleen M Scott

To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: kscott@cas.usf.edu

Affiliation Biology Department, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States of America

Stefan M Sievert

Affiliation Biology Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, United States of America

Fereniki N Abril

Affiliation Biology Department, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States of America

Lois A Ball

Affiliation Biology Department, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States of America

Chantell J Barrett

Affiliation Biology Department, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States of America

Rodrigo A Blake

Affiliation Biology Department, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States of America

Amanda J Boller

Affiliation Biology Department, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States of America

Patrick S. G Chain

Affiliations Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California, United States of America , Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, California, United States of America

Justine A Clark

Affiliation Biology Department, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States of America

Carisa R Davis

Affiliation Biology Department, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States of America

Chris Detter

Affiliation Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, California, United States of America

Kimberly F Do

Affiliation Biology Department, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States of America

Kimberly P Dobrinski

Affiliation Biology Department, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States of America

Brandon I Faza

Affiliation Biology Department, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States of America

Kelly A Fitzpatrick

Affiliation Biology Department, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States of America

Sharyn K Freyermuth

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, United States of America

Tara L Harmer

Affiliation Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, New Jersey, United States of America

Loren J Hauser

Affiliation Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States of America

Michael Hügler

Affiliation Biology Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, United States of America

Cheryl A Kerfeld

Affiliation Molecular Biology Institute, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Martin G Klotz

Affiliation University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, United States of America

William W Kong

Affiliation Biology Department, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States of America

Miriam Land

Affiliation Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States of America

Alla Lapidus

Affiliation Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, California, United States of America

Frank W Larimer

Affiliation Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States of America

Dana L Longo

Affiliation Biology Department, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States of America

Susan Lucas

Affiliation Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, California, United States of America

Stephanie A Malfatti

Affiliations Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California, United States of America , Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, California, United States of America

Steven E Massey

Affiliation Biology Department, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States of America

Darlene D Martin

Affiliation Biology Department, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States of America

Zoe McCuddin

Affiliation The Monsanto Company, Ankeny, Iowa, United States of America

Folker Meyer

Affiliation Center for Biotechnology, Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany

Jessica L Moore

Affiliation Biology Department, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States of America

Luis H Ocampo Jr.

Affiliation Biology Department, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States of America

John H Paul

Affiliation College of Marine Science, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, Florida, United States of America

Ian T Paulsen

Affiliation The Institute for Genomic Research, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

Douglas K Reep

Affiliation Biology Department, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States of America

Qinghu Ren

Affiliation The Institute for Genomic Research, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

Rachel L Ross

Affiliation Biology Department, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States of America

Priscila Y Sato

Affiliation Biology Department, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States of America

Phaedra Thomas

Affiliation Biology Department, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States of America

Lance E Tinkham

Affiliation Biology Department, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States of America

Gary T Zeruth

Affiliation Biology Department, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

KMS and SMS conceived and designed the experiments. KMS, SMS, PSGC, CD, LJH, MH, ML, AL, SL, SAM, JHP, and QR performed the experiments. KMS, SMS, FNA, LAB, CJB, RAB, AJB, PSGC, JAC, CRD, CD, KFD, KPD, BIF, KAF, SKF, TLH, LJH, MH, CAK, MGK, WWK, ML, AL, FWL, DLL, SL, SAM, SEM, DDM, ZM, FM, JLM, LHO, JHP, ITP, DKR, QR, RLR, PYS, PT, LET, and GTZ analyzed the data. KMS, SMS, PSGC, CD, LJH, MH, AL, FWL, SL, SAM, FM, JHP, ITP, and QR contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. KMS, SMS, FNA, LAB, CJB, RAB, AJB, PSGC, JAC, CRD, KFD, KPD, BIF, MH, MGK, WWK, ML, FWL, DLL, SEM, DDM, LHO, JHP, DKR, PYS, LET, and GTZ wrote the paper.