About the Authors

Chad Artman

Contributed equally to this work with: Chad Artman, Kyle D. Brumfield

Roles Data curation, Formal analysis, Investigation, Methodology, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Scaled Microbiomics, LLC, Hagerstown, MD, United States of America

Kyle D. Brumfield

Contributed equally to this work with: Chad Artman, Kyle D. Brumfield

Roles Conceptualization, Data curation, Formal analysis, Methodology, Software, Validation, Visualization, Writing – review & editing

Affiliations Maryland Pathogen Research Institute, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, United States of America, University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, United States of America

Sahil Khanna

Roles Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, United States of America

Julius Goepp

Roles Conceptualization, Funding acquisition, Investigation, Methodology, Project administration, Resources, Supervision, Writing – original draft

jgoepp@scaledmicrobiomics.com

Affiliation Scaled Microbiomics, LLC, Hagerstown, MD, United States of America

Competing Interests

Scaled Microbiomics, LLC (SMB) provided sole funding for this study. Authors CA and JG are employees of SMB; JG is also Founder and CEO of SMB. This does not alter our adherence to PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials. No competing interests exist in relation to any authors’ affiliation with Scaled Microbiomics.