About the Authors

Patrick D Schloss

Address ¤ Current address: Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts—Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States of America

Affiliation Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

Jo Handelsman

To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: joh@plantpath.wisc.edu

Affiliation Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

PDS and JH conceived and designed the experiments. PDS performed and analyzed the experiments. PDS and JH wrote the paper.