About the Authors

Jan Pawlowski

Jan.Pawlowski@unige.ch (JP); vargas@sb-roscoff.fr (CdV)

Affiliation Department of Genetics and Evolution, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

Stéphane Audic

Affiliation Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Unité Mixte de Recherche 7144 and Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris 6, Station Biologique de Roscoff, France

Sina Adl

Affiliation Department of Soil Science, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

David Bass

Affiliation Department of Life Sciences, Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom

Lassaâd Belbahri

Affiliation Laboratory of Soil Biology, University of Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Cédric Berney

Affiliation Department of Life Sciences, Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom

Samuel S. Bowser

Affiliation Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health, Albany, New York, United States of America

Ivan Cepicka

Affiliation Department of Zoology, Charles University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

Johan Decelle

Affiliation Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Unité Mixte de Recherche 7144 and Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris 6, Station Biologique de Roscoff, France

Micah Dunthorn

Affiliation Department of Ecology, University of Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany

Anna Maria Fiore-Donno

Affiliation Institute of Botany and Landscape Ecology, University of Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany

Gillian H. Gile

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Maria Holzmann

Affiliation Department of Genetics and Evolution, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

Regine Jahn

Affiliation Botanischer Garten und Botanischer Museum Berlin-Dahlem, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Miloslav Jirků

Affiliation Institute of Parasitology, Biology Centre, Czech Academy of Sciences, České Budějovice, Czech Republic

Patrick J. Keeling

Affiliation Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Botany Department, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Martin Kostka

Affiliations Institute of Parasitology, Biology Centre, Czech Academy of Sciences, České Budějovice, Czech Republic, Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice, Czech Republic

Alexander Kudryavtsev

Affiliations Department of Genetics and Evolution, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland, Department of Invertebrate Zoology, St-Petersburg State University, St-Petersburg, Russia

Enrique Lara

Affiliation Laboratory of Soil Biology, University of Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Julius Lukeš

Affiliations Institute of Parasitology, Biology Centre, Czech Academy of Sciences, České Budějovice, Czech Republic, Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice, Czech Republic

David G. Mann

Affiliation Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edward A. D. Mitchell

Affiliation Laboratory of Soil Biology, University of Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Frank Nitsche

Affiliation Allgemeine Ökologie, Universität zu Köln, Köln, Germany

Maria Romeralo

Affiliation Department of Systematic Biology, Evolutionary Biology Centre, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

Gary W. Saunders

Affiliation Department of Biology, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

Alastair G. B. Simpson

Affiliation Department of Biology, Life Sciences Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Alexey V. Smirnov

Affiliation Department of Invertebrate Zoology, St-Petersburg State University, St-Petersburg, Russia

John L. Spouge

Affiliation National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Computational Biology Branch, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Rowena F. Stern

Affiliation Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science, Citadel Hill, Plymouth, United Kingdom

Thorsten Stoeck

Affiliation Department of Ecology, University of Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany

Jonas Zimmermann

Affiliations Botanischer Garten und Botanischer Museum Berlin-Dahlem, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany, Justus-Liebig-University, Giessen, Germany

David Schindel

Affiliation Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, United States of America

Colomban de Vargas

Jan.Pawlowski@unige.ch (JP); vargas@sb-roscoff.fr (CdV)

Affiliation Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Unité Mixte de Recherche 7144 and Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris 6, Station Biologique de Roscoff, France

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.