About the Authors

Timothy S. Repas

Roles Conceptualization, Formal analysis, Investigation, Methodology, Writing – review & editing

Affiliations Biology Dept, University of Saskatchewan, Science Place, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, Roy Northern Environmental, Fort St John, BC, Canada

D. Michael Gillis

Roles Investigation

Affiliation Biology Dept, University of Saskatchewan, Science Place, Saskatoon, SK, Canada

Zakia Boubakir

Roles Investigation

Affiliation Biology Dept, University of Saskatchewan, Science Place, Saskatoon, SK, Canada

Xiaohui Bao

Roles Investigation

Affiliation Biology Dept, University of Saskatchewan, Science Place, Saskatoon, SK, Canada

Gary J. Samuels

Roles Data curation, Investigation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation USDA-ARS, Systematic Mycology and Microbiology Lab, Beltsville, MD, United States of America

Susan G. W. Kaminskyj

Roles Conceptualization, Data curation, Formal analysis, Funding acquisition, Investigation, Methodology, Project administration, Supervision, Validation, Writing – original draft

susan.kaminskyj@usask.ca

Affiliation Biology Dept, University of Saskatchewan, Science Place, Saskatoon, SK, Canada

Competing Interests

TSR is an employee of Roy Northern Environmental. RNE did not play a role in the study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript. The specific roles of TSR are articulated in the 'author contributions' section. This does not alter our adherence to PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.