About the Authors

Takehito Yoshida, Stephen P Ellner, Laura E Jones, Nelson G Hairston Jr.
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

Brendan J. M Bohannan
Department of Biology, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, United States of America

Richard E Lenski
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America

Corresponding Author

ngh1@cornell.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

TY, SPE, LEJ, and NGH Jr. conceived of and designed the study of rotifer-algal chemostats, and TY carried out the experiments. BJMB and REL conceived of and designed the study of the phage-bacterial chemostats, and BJMB carried out the experiments. LEJ and SPE developed and analyzed the theoretical results. All authors contributed to writing the paper.