About the Authors

C. Ryan Penton

dobber4uf@gmail.com

Affiliation Center for Microbial Ecology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America

V. V. S. R. Gupta

Affiliation CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences, Glen Osmond, South Australia, Australia

James M. Tiedje

Affiliation Center for Microbial Ecology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America

Stephen M. Neate

Affiliation Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Queensland, Leslie Research Centre, Towoomba, Queensland, Australia

Kathy Ophel-Keller

Affiliation SARDI, Glen Osmond, South Australia, Australia

Michael Gillings

Affiliation Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, North Ryde, New South Wales, Australia

Paul Harvey

Affiliation CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences, Glen Osmond, South Australia, Australia

Amanda Pham

Affiliation Center for Microbial Ecology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America

David K. Roget

Affiliation CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences, Glen Osmond, South Australia, Australia

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: VVSRG JMT SMN KOK DKR. Performed the experiments: CRP VVSRG AP DKR. Analyzed the data: CRP VVSRG SMN. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CRP VVSRG KOK PH. Wrote the paper: CRP VVSRG JMT KOK MG.