About the Authors

Patrick J. Keeling, Fabien Burki, Erick R. James, Brian S. Leander
Department of Botany, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Patrick J. Keeling, John M. Archibald, Alastair G. B. Simpson, Claudio H. Slamovits, Alexandra Z. Worden
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Integrated Microbial Biodiversity program, Canada

Heather M. Wilcox, Alexandra Z. Worden
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing, California, United States of America

Bassem Allam, Jackie L. Collier, Christopher J. Gobler
School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, United States of America

Eric E. Allen, Brian Palenik, Sarah R. Smith
Marine Biology Research Division, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America

Linda A. Amaral-Zettler
The Josephine Bay Paul Center for Comparative Molecular Biology and Evolution, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, United States of America

Linda A. Amaral-Zettler
Department of Geological Sciences, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America

E. Virginia Armbrust
School of Oceanography, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

John M. Archibald, Claudio H. Slamovits
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Arvind K. Bharti, Callum J. Bell, Connor T. Cameron, Stephanie M. Guida, Jennifer L. Jacobi, Peter B. Ngam, Kelly B. Schilling, Pooja E. Umale
National Center for Genome Resources, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States of America

Bank Beszteri, Uwe John
Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany

Kay D. Bidle
Institute of Marine and Coastal Science, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States of America

Lisa Campbell
Department of Oceanography, Department of Biology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

David A. Caron
Department of Biology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Rose Ann Cattolico
Department of Biology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Kathryn Coyne
University of Delaware, School of Marine Science and Policy, College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, Lewes, Delaware, United States of America

Simon K. Davy
School of Biological Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

Phillipe Deschamps
Unité d'Ecologie, Systematique et Evolution, CNRS UMR8079, Université Paris-Sud, Orsay, France

Sonya T. Dyhrman, Andrew R. Juhl
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

Bente Edvardsen, Kjetill S. Jakobsen
Department of Biosciences, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

Ruth D. Gates
Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, University of Hawaii, Hawaii, United States of America

Spencer J. Greenwood
Department of Biomedical Sciences and AVC Lobster Science Centre, Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Bethany Jenkins
Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, The University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island, United States of America

Bethany Jenkins, Susanne Menden-Deuer, Tatiana Rynearson
Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, Rhode Island, United States of America

Matthew D. Johnson, Heidi M. Sosik
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, United States of America

Anja Kamp, Peter Stief
Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen, Germany

Anja Kamp
Jacobs University Bremen, Molecular Life Science Research Center, Bremen, Germany

Laura A. Katz
Department of Biological Sciences, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, United States of America

Ronald Kiene
University of South Alabama, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Mobile, Alabama, United States of America

Alexander Kudryavtsev
Department of Invertebrate Zoology, Saint-Petersburg State University, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

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

Senjie Lin, George McManus
Department of Marine Sciences, University of Connecticut, Groton, Connecticut, United States of America

Connie Lovejoy
Département de Biologie, Université Laval, Québec, Canada

Denis Lynn
Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Denis Lynn
Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Adrian Marchetti
Department of Marine Sciences, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

Aurora M. Nedelcu
University of New Brunswick, Department of Biology, Fredericton, New Brusnswick, Canada

Cristina Miceli
School of Biosciences and Biotechnology, University of Camerino, Camerino, Italy

Thomas Mock
School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom

Marina Montresor, Giovanna Romano, Adriana Zingone
Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Naples, Italy

Mary Ann Moran
Department of Marine Sciences, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

Shauna Murray
Plant Functional Biology and Climate Change Cluster (C3), University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

Govind Nadathur
Department of Marine Sciences, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, United States of America

Satoshi Nagai
National Research Institute of Fisheries Science, Kanagawa, Japan

Giulio Petroni
Department of Biology, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

Gwenael Piganeau
CNRS, UMR 7232, BIOM, Observatoire Océanologique, Banyuls-sur-Mer, France

Gwenael Piganeau
Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ Paris 06, UMR 7232, BIOM, Banyuls-sur-Mer, France

Matthew C. Posewitz
Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado, United States of America

Karin Rengefors
Department of Biology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

Mary E. Rumpho
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, United States of America

Declan C. Schroeder, Glen L. Wheeler
The Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, Plymouth, United Kingdom

Alastair G. B. Simpson
Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

David R. Smith
University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

G. Jason Smith
Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, Moss Landing, California, United States of America

Edward Theriot
Section of Integrative Biology, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, United States of America

Scott N. Twary
Los Alamos National Laboratory, Biosciences, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States of America

Daniel Vaulot
UMR714, CNRS and UPMC (Paris-06), Station Biologique, Roscoff, France

Boris Wawrik
Department of Microbiology and Plant Biology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, United States of America

Glen L. Wheeler
Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Plymouth, United Kingdom

William H. Wilson
NCMA, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, East Boothbay, Maine, United States of America

Yan Xu
Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.