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Competing Interests

We have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Robert G Beiko conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper.

Donovan H Parks conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper.

Timothy Mankowski contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools.

Somayyeh Zangooei contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools.

Michael S Porter contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools.

David G Armanini conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper.

Donald J Baird conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper.

Morgan G I Langille conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper.

Data Deposition

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

Datasets and scripts are available at the GenGIS website (http://kiwi.cs.dal.ca/GenGIS)

Funding

D.H.P. is supported by the Killam Trusts and Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada; T.M., S. Z., and M.S.P. are supported by Genome Canada and the Ontario Genomics Institute; D. G. A. was supported by an Environment Canada contract; D. J. B. is supported by Environment Canada. M. G. I. L. is supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. R.G.B. is supported by Genome Atlantic, the Canada Foundation for Innovation, and the Canada Research Chairs program. This project was funded by the Government of Canada through Genome Canada and the Ontario Genomics Institute through the Biomonitoring 2.0 project (OGI-050: see http://biomonitoring2.org) and grant number 2009-OGI-ABC-1405. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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