About the Authors

Robert A. Morris

ram@cs.umb.edu

Affiliations Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America, Computer Science Department, University of Massachusetts, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Lei Dou

Affiliation UC Davis Genome Center, University of California, Davis, California, United States of America

James Hanken

Affiliation Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

Maureen Kelly

Affiliation Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

David B. Lowery

Affiliations Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America, Computer Science Department, University of Massachusetts, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Bertram Ludäscher

Affiliation UC Davis Genome Center, University of California, Davis, California, United States of America

James A. Macklin

Affiliation Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Paul J. Morris

Affiliations Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Wrote the paper: RAM PJM. Subsequent manuscript editing and additions: LD JH MK DL BL JAM PJM RAM. Ontology engineering: PJM RAM LD DL.