About the Authors

Rowena F. Stern, Ales Horak, Rose L. Andrew, Erick R. James, Patrick J. Keeling
The Biodiversity Research Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Mary-Alice Coffroth
Department of Geology, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, United States of America

Robert A. Andersen
Provasoli-Guillard National Center for Culture of Marine Phytoplankton, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, West Boothbay Harbor, Maine, United States of America

Frithjof C. Küpper
Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa, Scottish Association for Marine Science, Scottish Marine Institute, Oban, United Kingdom

Ian Jameson
Australian National Algae Culture Collection, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, Hobart, Australia

Mona Hoppenrath
Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg, Deutsches Zentrum für Marine Biodiversitätsforschung (DZMB), Wilhelmshaven, Germany

Benoît Véron
Algobank-Caen, Université de Caen Basse-Normandie, Caen, France

Benoît Véron, Fumai Kasai
National Institute for Environmental Studies, Tsukuba, Japan

Jerry Brand
School of Biological Sciences, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, United States of America

Corresponding Author

rstern71@yahoo.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RFS PJK. Performed the experiments: RFS MAC ERJ. Analyzed the data: RFS AH RA MAC FCK IJ MH ERJ PJK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AH RA MAC RAA FCK IJ MH BV FK JB PJK. Wrote the paper: RFS PJK. Contributed to manuscript preparation: AH RA MAC FCK RAA IJ MH BV FK JB. Established cultures: MAC MH. Contributed to collective acquisition of cultures: RAA. Contributed to interpretation of results: RAA IJ MH. Contributed to preparation of materials: IJ.