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The Marine Microbial Eukaryote Transcriptome Sequencing Project (MMETSP): Illuminating the Functional Diversity of Eukaryotic Life in the Oceans through Transcriptome Sequencing

  • Patrick J. Keeling mail,

    pkeeling@mail.ubc.ca (PJK); azworden@mbari.org (AZW)

    Affiliations: Department of Botany, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Integrated Microbial Biodiversity program, Canada

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  • Fabien Burki,

    Affiliation: Department of Botany, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Heather M. Wilcox,

    Affiliation: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing, California, United States of America

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  • Bassem Allam,

    Affiliation: School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, United States of America

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  • Eric E. Allen,

    Affiliation: Marine Biology Research Division, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • Linda A. Amaral-Zettler,

    Affiliations: The Josephine Bay Paul Center for Comparative Molecular Biology and Evolution, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Geological Sciences, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America

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  • E. Virginia Armbrust,

    Affiliation: School of Oceanography, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • John M. Archibald,

    Affiliations: Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Integrated Microbial Biodiversity program, Canada, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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  • Arvind K. Bharti,

    Affiliation: National Center for Genome Resources, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States of America

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  • Callum J. Bell,

    Affiliation: National Center for Genome Resources, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States of America

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  • Bank Beszteri,

    Affiliation: Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany

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  • Kay D. Bidle,

    Affiliation: Institute of Marine and Coastal Science, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • Connor T. Cameron,

    Affiliation: National Center for Genome Resources, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States of America

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  • Lisa Campbell,

    Affiliation: Department of Oceanography, Department of Biology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

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  • David A. Caron,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Rose Ann Cattolico,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Jackie L. Collier,

    Affiliation: School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, United States of America

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  • Kathryn Coyne,

    Affiliation: University of Delaware, School of Marine Science and Policy, College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, Lewes, Delaware, United States of America

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  • Simon K. Davy,

    Affiliation: School of Biological Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

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  • Phillipe Deschamps,

    Affiliation: Unité d'Ecologie, Systematique et Evolution, CNRS UMR8079, Université Paris-Sud, Orsay, France

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  • Sonya T. Dyhrman,

    Affiliation: Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Bente Edvardsen,

    Affiliation: Department of Biosciences, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

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  • Ruth D. Gates,

    Affiliation: Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, University of Hawaii, Hawaii, United States of America

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  • Christopher J. Gobler,

    Affiliation: School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, United States of America

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  • Spencer J. Greenwood,

    Affiliation: Department of Biomedical Sciences and AVC Lobster Science Centre, Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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  • Stephanie M. Guida,

    Affiliation: National Center for Genome Resources, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States of America

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  • Jennifer L. Jacobi,

    Affiliation: National Center for Genome Resources, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States of America

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  • Kjetill S. Jakobsen,

    Affiliation: Department of Biosciences, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

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  • Erick R. James,

    Affiliation: Department of Botany, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Bethany Jenkins,

    Affiliations: Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, The University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island, United States of America, Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, Rhode Island, United States of America

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  • Uwe John,

    Affiliation: Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany

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  • Matthew D. Johnson,

    Affiliation: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Andrew R. Juhl,

    Affiliation: Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Anja Kamp,

    Affiliations: Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen, Germany, Jacobs University Bremen, Molecular Life Science Research Center, Bremen, Germany

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  • Laura A. Katz,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Ronald Kiene,

    Affiliation: University of South Alabama, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Mobile, Alabama, United States of America

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  • Alexander Kudryavtsev,

    Affiliations: Department of Invertebrate Zoology, Saint-Petersburg State University, Saint-Petersburg, Russia, Department of Genetics and Evolution, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Brian S. Leander,

    Affiliation: Department of Botany, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Senjie Lin,

    Affiliation: Department of Marine Sciences, University of Connecticut, Groton, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Connie Lovejoy,

    Affiliation: Département de Biologie, Université Laval, Québec, Canada

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  • Denis Lynn,

    Affiliations: Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Adrian Marchetti,

    Affiliation: Department of Marine Sciences, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • George McManus,

    Affiliation: Department of Marine Sciences, University of Connecticut, Groton, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Aurora M. Nedelcu,

    Affiliation: University of New Brunswick, Department of Biology, Fredericton, New Brusnswick, Canada

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  • Susanne Menden-Deuer,

    Affiliation: Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, Rhode Island, United States of America

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  • Cristina Miceli,

    Affiliation: School of Biosciences and Biotechnology, University of Camerino, Camerino, Italy

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  • Thomas Mock,

    Affiliation: School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom

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  • Marina Montresor,

    Affiliation: Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Naples, Italy

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  • Mary Ann Moran,

    Affiliation: Department of Marine Sciences, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Shauna Murray,

    Affiliation: Plant Functional Biology and Climate Change Cluster (C3), University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

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  • Govind Nadathur,

    Affiliation: Department of Marine Sciences, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, United States of America

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  • Satoshi Nagai,

    Affiliation: National Research Institute of Fisheries Science, Kanagawa, Japan

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  • Peter B. Ngam,

    Affiliation: National Center for Genome Resources, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States of America

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  • Brian Palenik,

    Affiliation: Marine Biology Research Division, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • Jan Pawlowski,

    Affiliation: Department of Genetics and Evolution, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Giulio Petroni,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

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  • Gwenael Piganeau,

    Affiliations: CNRS, UMR 7232, BIOM, Observatoire Océanologique, Banyuls-sur-Mer, France, Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ Paris 06, UMR 7232, BIOM, Banyuls-sur-Mer, France

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  • Matthew C. Posewitz,

    Affiliation: Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado, United States of America

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  • Karin Rengefors,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

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  • Giovanna Romano,

    Affiliation: Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Naples, Italy

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  • Mary E. Rumpho,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Tatiana Rynearson,

    Affiliation: Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, Rhode Island, United States of America

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  • Kelly B. Schilling,

    Affiliation: National Center for Genome Resources, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States of America

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  • Declan C. Schroeder,

    Affiliation: The Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, Plymouth, United Kingdom

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  • Alastair G. B. Simpson,

    Affiliations: Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Integrated Microbial Biodiversity program, Canada, Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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  • Claudio H. Slamovits,

    Affiliations: Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Integrated Microbial Biodiversity program, Canada, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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  • David R. Smith,

    Affiliation: University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

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  • G. Jason Smith,

    Affiliation: Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, Moss Landing, California, United States of America

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  • Sarah R. Smith,

    Affiliation: Marine Biology Research Division, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • Heidi M. Sosik,

    Affiliation: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Peter Stief,

    Affiliation: Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen, Germany

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  • Edward Theriot,

    Affiliation: Section of Integrative Biology, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, United States of America

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  • Scott N. Twary,

    Affiliation: Los Alamos National Laboratory, Biosciences, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States of America

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  • Pooja E. Umale,

    Affiliation: National Center for Genome Resources, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States of America

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  • Daniel Vaulot,

    Affiliation: UMR714, CNRS and UPMC (Paris-06), Station Biologique, Roscoff, France

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  • Boris Wawrik,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Plant Biology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, United States of America

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  • Glen L. Wheeler,

    Affiliations: The Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, Plymouth, United Kingdom, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Plymouth, United Kingdom

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  • William H. Wilson,

    Affiliation: NCMA, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, East Boothbay, Maine, United States of America

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  • Yan Xu,

    Affiliation: Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • Adriana Zingone,

    Affiliation: Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Naples, Italy

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  • Alexandra Z. Worden mail

    pkeeling@mail.ubc.ca (PJK); azworden@mbari.org (AZW)

    Affiliations: Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Integrated Microbial Biodiversity program, Canada, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing, California, United States of America

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  • Published: June 24, 2014
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001889

About the Authors

Patrick J. Keeling, Fabien Burki, Erick R. James, Brian S. Leander
Department of Botany, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Patrick J. Keeling, John M. Archibald, Alastair G. B. Simpson, Claudio H. Slamovits, Alexandra Z. Worden
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Integrated Microbial Biodiversity program, Canada
Heather M. Wilcox, Alexandra Z. Worden
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing, California, United States of America
Bassem Allam, Jackie L. Collier, Christopher J. Gobler
School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, United States of America
Eric E. Allen, Brian Palenik, Sarah R. Smith
Marine Biology Research Division, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America
Linda A. Amaral-Zettler
The Josephine Bay Paul Center for Comparative Molecular Biology and Evolution, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, United States of America
Linda A. Amaral-Zettler
Department of Geological Sciences, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America
E. Virginia Armbrust
School of Oceanography, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America
John M. Archibald, Claudio H. Slamovits
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Arvind K. Bharti, Callum J. Bell, Connor T. Cameron, Stephanie M. Guida, Jennifer L. Jacobi, Peter B. Ngam, Kelly B. Schilling, Pooja E. Umale
National Center for Genome Resources, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States of America
Bank Beszteri, Uwe John
Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany
Kay D. Bidle
Institute of Marine and Coastal Science, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States of America
Lisa Campbell
Department of Oceanography, Department of Biology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America
David A. Caron
Department of Biology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Rose Ann Cattolico
Department of Biology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America
Kathryn Coyne
University of Delaware, School of Marine Science and Policy, College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, Lewes, Delaware, United States of America
Simon K. Davy
School of Biological Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
Phillipe Deschamps
Unité d'Ecologie, Systematique et Evolution, CNRS UMR8079, Université Paris-Sud, Orsay, France
Sonya T. Dyhrman, Andrew R. Juhl
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America
Bente Edvardsen, Kjetill S. Jakobsen
Department of Biosciences, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Ruth D. Gates
Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, University of Hawaii, Hawaii, United States of America
Spencer J. Greenwood
Department of Biomedical Sciences and AVC Lobster Science Centre, Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Bethany Jenkins
Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, The University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island, United States of America
Bethany Jenkins, Susanne Menden-Deuer, Tatiana Rynearson
Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, Rhode Island, United States of America
Matthew D. Johnson, Heidi M. Sosik
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, United States of America
Anja Kamp, Peter Stief
Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen, Germany
Anja Kamp
Jacobs University Bremen, Molecular Life Science Research Center, Bremen, Germany
Laura A. Katz
Department of Biological Sciences, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, United States of America
Ronald Kiene
University of South Alabama, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Mobile, Alabama, United States of America
Alexander Kudryavtsev
Department of Invertebrate Zoology, Saint-Petersburg State University, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Alexander Kudryavtsev, Jan Pawlowski
Department of Genetics and Evolution, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Senjie Lin, George McManus
Department of Marine Sciences, University of Connecticut, Groton, Connecticut, United States of America
Connie Lovejoy
Département de Biologie, Université Laval, Québec, Canada
Denis Lynn
Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Denis Lynn
Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Adrian Marchetti
Department of Marine Sciences, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America
Aurora M. Nedelcu
University of New Brunswick, Department of Biology, Fredericton, New Brusnswick, Canada
Cristina Miceli
School of Biosciences and Biotechnology, University of Camerino, Camerino, Italy
Thomas Mock
School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom
Marina Montresor, Giovanna Romano, Adriana Zingone
Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Naples, Italy
Mary Ann Moran
Department of Marine Sciences, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America
Shauna Murray
Plant Functional Biology and Climate Change Cluster (C3), University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Govind Nadathur
Department of Marine Sciences, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, United States of America
Satoshi Nagai
National Research Institute of Fisheries Science, Kanagawa, Japan
Giulio Petroni
Department of Biology, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
Gwenael Piganeau
CNRS, UMR 7232, BIOM, Observatoire Océanologique, Banyuls-sur-Mer, France
Gwenael Piganeau
Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ Paris 06, UMR 7232, BIOM, Banyuls-sur-Mer, France
Matthew C. Posewitz
Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado, United States of America
Karin Rengefors
Department of Biology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
Mary E. Rumpho
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, United States of America
Declan C. Schroeder, Glen L. Wheeler
The Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, Plymouth, United Kingdom
Alastair G. B. Simpson
Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
David R. Smith
University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
G. Jason Smith
Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, Moss Landing, California, United States of America
Edward Theriot
Section of Integrative Biology, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, United States of America
Scott N. Twary
Los Alamos National Laboratory, Biosciences, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States of America
Daniel Vaulot
UMR714, CNRS and UPMC (Paris-06), Station Biologique, Roscoff, France
Boris Wawrik
Department of Microbiology and Plant Biology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, United States of America
Glen L. Wheeler
Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Plymouth, United Kingdom
William H. Wilson
NCMA, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, East Boothbay, Maine, United States of America
Yan Xu
Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.