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

pschloss@umich.edu

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.