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Competing Interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Joshua G Stern 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.

Eric A Gaucher contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper, provided advice and supervision.

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Funding from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Astrobiology Institute (E.A.G), the Georgia Institute of Technology Presidential Fellowship, and NASA’s Earth and Space Science Fellowship (grant NNX10AT21H; J.G.S) supported STORI development. This work used the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Partnership for an Advanced Computing Environment (PACE), and the National Science Foundation’s Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE TG-MCB120032). The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.

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