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Competing Interests

Thomas Backhaus is an Academic Editor for PeerJ. Arch Chemicals, Dow Chemicals, Ciba Specialty Chemicals GmbH, I-Tech AB, and Lanxess provided the biocides for testing. None of the companies was involved in the actual work, the interpretation of the results or the writing of this paper.

Author Contributions

Åsa Arrhenius 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.

Thomas Backhaus conceived and designed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Annelie Hilvarsson conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Ida Wendt conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Aleksandra Zgrundo performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Hans Blanck conceived and designed the experiments, wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Funding

The study was funded by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research, MISTRA, through the research program Marine Paint. Additional grants were received from the Birgit och Birger Whålströms foundation. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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