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Competing Interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

A. Murat Eren conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Özcan C Esen performed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Christopher Quince contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper, developed the CONCOCT module for the platform..

Joseph H Vineis contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Mitchell L Sogin contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Tom O Delmont conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding the deposition of related data:

http://merenlab.org/data/

Funding

AME was supported by the G. Unger Vetlesen Foundation. This project was supported by the Frank R. Lillie Research Innovation Award given by the University of Chicago and the Marine Biological Laboratory. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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