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Competing Interests

Jonathan Eisen is an Academic Editor for PeerJ. The authors declare that they have no other competing interests.

Author Contributions

David A Coil conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Russell Y Neches conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Jenna M Lang conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Wendy E Brown conceived and designed the experiments, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Mark Severance conceived and designed the experiments, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Darlene Darlene Cavalier conceived and designed the experiments, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Jonathan A Eisen conceived and designed the experiments, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

https://zenodo.org/record/44661#.VpfzVFKGODA

Funding

This work was funded by both the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, through their "Microbiology of the Built Environment" program as well as through Space Florida via their International Space Station Research Competition (ISSRC). The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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