About the Authors

Srivathsa C. Venugopal

Address Current address: Metahelix Life Sciences Private Limited, Bangalore, India

Affiliation Department of Plant Pathology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America

Rae-Dong Jeong

Affiliation Department of Plant Pathology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America

Mihir K. Mandal

Affiliation Department of Plant Pathology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America

Shifeng Zhu

Affiliation Department of Plant Pathology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America

A. C. Chandra-Shekara

Address Current address: Dow AgroSciences, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

Affiliation Department of Plant Pathology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America

Ye Xia

Affiliation Department of Plant Pathology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America

Matthew Hersh

Affiliation Department of Statistics, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America

Arnold J. Stromberg

Affiliation Department of Statistics, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America

DuRoy Navarre

Affiliation United States Department of Agriculture–Agricultural Research Service, Washington State University, Prosser, Washington, United States of America

Aardra Kachroo

Affiliation Department of Plant Pathology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America

Pradeep Kachroo

pk62@uky.edu

Affiliation Department of Plant Pathology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SCV RDJ MKM SZ ACCS AK PK. Performed the experiments: SCV RDJ MKM SZ ACCS YX DN AK PK. Analyzed the data: SCV RDJ MKM SZ ACCS YX MH AJS DN AK PK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SCV RDJ MKM SZ ACCS YX MH AJS DN AK PK. Wrote the paper: AK PK.