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Competing Interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests. Lucas Sinclair and Alexander Eiler are affiliated to Envonautics Ltd.

Author Contributions

Lucas Sinclair analyzed the data, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper, wrote the software product seqenv in python in its entirety..

Umer Z Ijaz analyzed the data, wrote the bash-based original version of seqenv until version 0.8.0, after which, LS took over the implementation. Tested the software..

Lars Jensen contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper, developed the NER software that seqenv relies on, as well as helped with using and installing it..

Marco JL Coolen conceived and designed the experiments, reviewed drafts of the paper, supplied the Black Sea dataset..

Cecile Gubry-Rangin conceived and designed the experiments, reviewed drafts of the paper, provided AOA data and expertise..

Alica Chroňáková reviewed drafts of the paper, participated in the first hackathon..

Anastasis Oulas reviewed drafts of the paper, helped test the software..

Christina Pavloudi reviewed drafts of the paper, participated in the hackathons, helped test the software..

Julia Schnetzer reviewed drafts of the paper, participated in the first hackathon..

Aaron Weimann reviewed drafts of the paper, participated in the second hackathon..

Ali Ijaz participated in the second hackathon..

Alexander Eiler reviewed drafts of the paper.

Christopher Quince analyzed the data, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Evangelos Pafilis analyzed the data, reviewed drafts of the paper.

DNA Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding the deposition of DNA sequences:

We used the "NT" database from NCBI and the associated GenBank records

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

https://github.com/xapple/seqenv

Funding

Authors LS and AE were funded by the Swedish Foundation for strategic research (ICA10-0015). Author UI was funded by NERC IRF (NE/L011956/1). Author LJ was funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation (NNF14CC0001). Author EP was supported by the European Commission FP7-REGPOT project MARBIGEN (grant agreement \#264089) and the LifeWatchGreece Research Infrastructure (384676-94/GSRT/NSRF C\&E). CQ is funded through the MRC Cloud Infrastructure for Microbial Bioinformatics (CLIMB) project (MR/L015\-080/1) through fellowship (MR/M50161X/1). Author CG was funded by the Environment Research Council Fellowship (NE/J019151/1). The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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