About the Authors

Patrick D. Schloss, Sarah L. Westcott
Department of Microbiology & Immunology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

Dirk Gevers
Microbial Systems & Communities, Genome Sequencing and Analysis Program, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Author


Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PDS DG. Performed the experiments: PDS SLW. Analyzed the data: PDS SLW DG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PDS SLW. Wrote the paper: PDS SLW DG.