About the Authors

Garret Suen

Affiliations Department of Energy Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America, Department of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

Jarrod J. Scott

Affiliations Department of Energy Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America, Department of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Balboa, Ancon, Panama

Frank O. Aylward

Affiliations Department of Energy Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America, Department of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

Sandra M. Adams

Affiliations Department of Energy Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America, Department of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

Susannah G. Tringe

Affiliation Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, California, United States of America

Adrián A. Pinto-Tomás

Affiliations Departamento de Bioquímica, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Costa Rica, Ciudad Universitaria Rodrigo Facio, San José, Costa Rica, Centro de Investigaciones en Estructuras Microscópicas, Universidad de Costa Rica, Ciudad Universitaria Rodrigo Facio, San José, Costa Rica

Clifton E. Foster

Affiliations Department of Energy Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America

Markus Pauly

Current address: Energy Biosciences Institute and Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States of America

Affiliations Department of Energy Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America, Department of Energy Plant Research Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America

Paul J. Weimer

Affiliation Dairy Forage Research Center, United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Services (USDA-ARS), Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

Kerrie W. Barry

Affiliation Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, California, United States of America

Lynne A. Goodwin

Affiliations Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, California, United States of America, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Biosciences Division, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States of America

Pascal Bouffard

Affiliation 454 Life Sciences, a Roche Company, Branford, Connecticut, United States of America

Lewyn Li

Affiliation 454 Life Sciences, a Roche Company, Branford, Connecticut, United States of America

Jolene Osterberger

Affiliation Roche Diagnostics, Roche Applied Science, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

Timothy T. Harkins

Affiliation Roche Diagnostics, Roche Applied Science, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

Steven C. Slater

Affiliation Department of Energy Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

Timothy J. Donohue

Affiliations Department of Energy Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America, Department of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

Cameron R. Currie

currie@bact.wisc.edu

Affiliations Department of Energy Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America, Department of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Balboa, Ancon, Panama

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: GS TJD CRC. Performed the experiments: GS JJS FOA SMA AAPT CEF PJW. Analyzed the data: GS JJS FOA PJW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: GS JJS FOA SGT MP KWB LAG PB LL JO TTH SCS. Wrote the paper: GS CRC.