About the Authors

Aleksandra Erilova, Lynette Brownfield, Vivien Exner, Lars Hennig, Claudia Köhler
Department of Biology and Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland

Lynette Brownfield, David Twell
Department of Biology, University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom

Marisa Rosa, Ortrun Mittelsten Scheid
Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria

Corresponding Author

koehlerc@ethz.ch

Competing Interests

European patent EP09008196 “Polyploid plants” was deposited by ETH on June 23rd, 2009.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AE CK. Performed the experiments: AE LB VE MR LH. Analyzed the data: AE LB VE MR OMS LH CK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DT OMS. Wrote the paper: AE LB LH CK.