About the Authors

Sanzhen Liu, Kai Ying, Patrick S. Schnable
Interdepartmental Genetics Graduate Program, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America

Sanzhen Liu, Kai Ying, Patrick S. Schnable
Department of Genetics, Development, and Cell Biology, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America

Cheng-Ting Yeh, Ho Man Tang, Patrick S. Schnable
Center for Plant Genomics, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America

Cheng-Ting Yeh, Yan Fu, Patrick S. Schnable
Department of Agronomy, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America

Tieming Ji, Haiyan Wu, Patrick S. Schnable
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Program, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America

Tieming Ji, Dan Nettleton
Department of Statistics, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America

Yan Fu, Patrick S. Schnable
Center for Carbon Capturing Crops, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America

Corresponding Author

schnable@iastate.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SL PSS. Performed the experiments: SL HMT. Analyzed the data: SL CTY TJ KY HW YF DN PSS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SL CTY TJ KY HW DN PSS. Wrote the paper: SL CTY YF DN PSS.