About the Authors

Steven W. Kembel

kembel.steven_w@uqam.ca

Address Current address: Départment des sciences biologiques, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Affiliation Institute of Ecology & Evolution, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, United States of America

Martin Wu

Affiliation Department of Biology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America

Jonathan A. Eisen

Affiliations UC Davis Genome Center, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America, Department of Evolution and Ecology, College of Biological Sciences, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

Jessica L. Green

Affiliations Institute of Ecology & Evolution, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, United States of America, Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SWK MW JAE JLG. Analyzed the data: SWK MW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SWK MW JAE JLG. Wrote the paper: SWK MW JAE JLG.