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Competing Interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Richard Allen White III conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, performed the computation work, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Ajay Panyala conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, wrote the paper, performed the computation work, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Kevin Glass conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, wrote the paper, performed the computation work, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Sean Colby wrote the paper, performed the computation work, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Kurt R Glaesemann conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, performed the computation work, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Christer Jansson wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Janet K Jansson wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

https://github.com/pnnl/mercat

Funding

This research was provided by PNNL Laboratory-Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Program at PNNL; Microbiomes in Transition (MinT) Initiative, and PNNL Initiative integrated Plant-Atmosphere-Soil System (iPASS; PNNL Project # 204412), a multiprogram national laboratory operated by Battelle for the Department of Energy (DOE) under contract DE-AC06-76RL01830. A portion of the research was conducted using PNNL Institutional Computing (PIC) at PNNL and at EMSL, a national scientific user facility sponsored by the DOE Office of Biological and Environmental Research and located at PNNL. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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