About the Authors

Barbara J. Campbell

bjc@udel.edu

Affiliation University of Delaware, Lewes, Delaware, United States of America

Julie L. Smith

Affiliation University of Delaware, Lewes, Delaware, United States of America

Thomas E. Hanson

Affiliation University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, United States of America

Martin G. Klotz

Affiliation University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, United States of America

Lisa Y. Stein

Address Current address: University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada

Affiliation University of California Riverside, Riverside, California, United States of America

Charles K. Lee

Affiliation University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand

Dongying Wu

Affiliation University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

Jeffrey M. Robinson

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

Hoda M. Khouri

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

Jonathan A. Eisen

Affiliation University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

S. Craig Cary

Affiliations University of Delaware, Lewes, Delaware, United States of America, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BJC JAE SCC. Performed the experiments: BJC JLS JMR HMK. Analyzed the data: BJC JLS TEH MGK LYS CKL DW JAE. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JAE. Wrote the paper: BJC JLS TEH MGK CKL.