About the Authors

Jan Pawlowski, Maria Holzmann, Alexander Kudryavtsev
Department of Genetics and Evolution, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

Stéphane Audic, Johan Decelle, Colomban de Vargas
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
Department of Soil Science, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

David Bass, Cédric Berney
Department of Life Sciences, Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom

Lassaâd Belbahri, Enrique Lara, Edward A. D. Mitchell
Laboratory of Soil Biology, University of Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Samuel S. Bowser
Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health, Albany, New York, United States of America

Ivan Cepicka
Department of Zoology, Charles University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

Micah Dunthorn, Thorsten Stoeck
Department of Ecology, University of Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany

Anna Maria Fiore-Donno
Institute of Botany and Landscape Ecology, University of Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany

Gillian H. Gile
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Regine Jahn, Jonas Zimmermann
Botanischer Garten und Botanischer Museum Berlin-Dahlem, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Miloslav Jirků, Martin Kostka, Julius Lukeš
Institute of Parasitology, Biology Centre, Czech Academy of Sciences, České Budějovice, Czech Republic

Patrick J. Keeling
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Botany Department, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Martin Kostka, Julius Lukeš
Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice, Czech Republic

Alexander Kudryavtsev, Alexey V. Smirnov
Department of Invertebrate Zoology, St-Petersburg State University, St-Petersburg, Russia

David G. Mann
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Frank Nitsche
Allgemeine Ökologie, Universität zu Köln, Köln, Germany

Maria Romeralo
Department of Systematic Biology, Evolutionary Biology Centre, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

Gary W. Saunders
Department of Biology, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

Alastair G. B. Simpson
Department of Biology, Life Sciences Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

John L. Spouge
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
Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science, Citadel Hill, Plymouth, United Kingdom

Jonas Zimmermann
Justus-Liebig-University, Giessen, Germany

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

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.