About the Authors

Les Dethlefsen, David A Relman
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America

Les Dethlefsen, David A Relman
Department of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America

Sue Huse, Mitchell L Sogin
Josephine Bay Paul Center for Comparative Molecular Biology and Evolution, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, United States of America

David A Relman
Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

relman@stanford.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

LD, MLS, and DAR conceived and designed the experiments. LD performed the experiments. LD, SMH, MLS, and DAR analyzed the data. LD, SMH, MLS, and DAR contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. LD and DAR wrote the paper.