About the Authors

Shiguo Zhou, Mike Bechner, Konstantinos Potamousis, Steve Goldstein, Louise Pape, Chris Churas, Dan K. Forrest, David C. Schwartz
Laboratory for Molecular and Computational Genomics, Department of Chemistry, Laboratory of Genetics, UW Biotechnology Center, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

Fusheng Wei, Rod A. Wing
Department of Plant Sciences, Arizona Genomics Institute, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

John Nguyen, Michael R. Mehan, Michael S. Waterman
Departments of Mathematics, Biology, and Computer Science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Shiran Pasternak, Doreen Ware
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, United States of America

Roger Wise
Corn Insects and Crop Genetics Research, United States Department of Agriculture–Agricultural Research Service and Department of Plant Pathology, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America

Doreen Ware
Plant, Soil, and Nutrition Research, United States Department of Agriculture–Agricultural Research Service, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

Miron Livny
Computer Sciences Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

Corresponding Author

dcschwartz@wisc.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SZ DCS. Performed the experiments: SZ MB KP. Analyzed the data: SZ FW JN SG LP DW RAW MSW DCS SP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JN SG MRM CC DKF RW DW ML. Wrote the paper: SZ LP DCS.