About the Authors
- Erick R. James, Noriko Okamoto, Fabien Burki, Patrick J. Keeling
- Department of Botany, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
- Rudolf H. Scheffrahn
- University of Florida Research and Education Center, Davie, Florida, United States of America
The authors have the following interests: Specimens of P. simplex were collected as part of a Caribbean Basin survey of termite diversity funded by Terminix International. There are no patents, products in development or marketed products to declare. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials, as detailed online in the guide for authors.
Conceived and designed the experiments: ERJ RHS PJK. Performed the experiments: ERJ NO FB. Analyzed the data: ERJ FB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RHS. Wrote the paper: ERJ PJK.