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Competing Interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Rory M Welsh 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.

Stephanie M Rosales reviewed drafts of the paper.

Jesse R.R. Zaneveld contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Jérôme P Payet analyzed the data.

Ryan McMinds analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Steven L Hubbs performed the experiments.

Rebecca L Vega Thurber conceived and designed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Field Study Permissions

The following information was supplied relating to field study approvals (i.e., approving body and any reference numbers):

We thank the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and NOAA coral nursery in Key West for permits (#FKNMS-2010-123) and coral specimen for this work.

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

I have included the data files as supplemental files including the mapping file, biom otu table, source code and tree file.

Funding

This research was supported by National Science Foundation grant OCE-1130786 to R.V.T., the Tartar Funds, Joan Countryman Suit Fellowship, and Dick and Toshi Morita Graduate Scholarship, Microbiology Scholarship to RW at OSU. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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