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Supplemental Information

Supplementary Table: Sample list including collection data, DNA concentrations and Sequence accession numbers

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.27673v1/supp-1

Additional Information

Competing Interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

This document reflects only the authors’ view and the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.

Author Contributions

Astrid Schuster conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft, identified genera/species.

Shirley A Pomponi contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, approved the final draft, identified genera/species and contributed to the sampling.

Andrzej Pisera contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft, identified genera/species.

Paco Cárdenas authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft, identified genera/species.

Michelle Kelly contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft, identified genera/species and contributed to the sampling.

Gert Wörheide contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Dirk Erpenbeck conceived and designed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

DNA Deposition

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

Novel sequences will be archived at the European Nucleotide Archive (ENA, https://www.ebi.ac.uk/ena).

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

Sponge Barcoding Database, www.spongebarcoding.org

Funding

Financial support for this study was provided by the German Science Foundation to DE and GW (DFG ER 611/3-1, DFG Wo869/15-1, respectively). The LMU Mentoring and the HELGE AX:Son JOHNSON STIFTELSE provided funding for AS to visit HBOI (Florida, USA) and NIWA (National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Auckland and Wellington in New Zealand). Financial support for the R/V Seward Johnson/Johnson Sea Link I+II expedition was provided by HBOI. MK’s participation was funded by NIWA under Coasts and Oceans Research Programme 2 Marine Biological Resources: Discovery and definition of the marine biota of New Zealand (2016/2017 and 2017/2018 SCI). PC and SP received support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program through the SponGES project (Grant agreement No. 679849). The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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