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Mucus sampling using a small toothbrush held in the diver's hand

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.690v1/supp-1

Additional Information

Competing Interests

The authors declare they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Tom Kashiwagi 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.

Elisabeth A Maxwell 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, conducted field trips.

Andrea D Marshall conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper, organised and conducted field trips.

Ana B Christensen 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.

Animal Ethics

The following information was supplied relating to ethical approvals (i.e., approving body and any reference numbers):

University of Queensland Animal Ethics Committee, approval number: SBMS/206/11/ARC

Field Study Permissions

The following information was supplied relating to field study approvals (i.e., approving body and any reference numbers):

Ecuadorian Ministry of the Environment, research permits number: 008RM-DPM-MA

DNA Deposition

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

GenBank accession number will be provided prior to publication.

Funding

EAM was supported by the David J. Beck Fellowship. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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