About the Authors

Dara A. Stanley

stanleyd@tcd.ie

Affiliations Botany Department, School of Natural Sciences, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, Trinity Centre for Biodiversity Research, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Mairi E. Knight

Affiliation School of Biomedical and Biological Sciences, Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, United Kingdom

Jane C. Stout

Affiliations Botany Department, School of Natural Sciences, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, Trinity Centre for Biodiversity Research, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Competing Interests

The authors have read the journal’s policy and have the following conflicts: Jane Catherine Stout is an Academic Editor for PLOS ONE. This does not alter the authors’ adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DAS MEK JCS. Performed the experiments: DAS. Analyzed the data: DAS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DAS MEK JCS. Wrote the paper: DAS. Contributed substantially to revisions of manuscript: MEK JCS. Provided training and instruction in molecular techniques and analysis: MEK.