About the Authors

Laura Wegener Parfrey

Affiliation Program in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States of America

Erika Barbero

Affiliation Department of Biological Sciences, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, United States of America

Elyse Lasser

Affiliation Department of Biological Sciences, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, United States of America

Micah Dunthorn

Affiliation Program in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States of America

Debashish Bhattacharya

Affiliations Department of Biological Sciences, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America , Roy J. Carver Center for Comparative Genomics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America

David J Patterson

Affiliation Bay Paul Center for Genomics, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, United States of America

Laura A Katz

* To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: lkatz@smith.edu

Affiliations Program in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States of America , Department of Biological Sciences, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

LWP, EB, DJP, and LAK conceived and designed the experiments. LWP, EB, EL, and LAK analyzed the data. LWP, EB, MD, DB, DJP, and LAK wrote the paper.