About the Authors

Daniel A. Johnson

Affiliation J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

Sasha G. Tetu

Affiliation Macquarie University, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Katherine Phillippy

Affiliation J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

Joan Chen

Affiliation J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

Qinghu Ren

Affiliation J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

Ian T. Paulsen

ipaulsen@cbms.mq.edu.au

Affiliations J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America, Macquarie University, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ITP. Performed the experiments: DAJ KP JC. Analyzed the data: DAJ SGT QR ITP. Wrote the paper: DAJ SGT ITP.