About the Authors

Matthew J. Moscou

Current address: The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, United Kingdom

Affiliations Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Graduate Program, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America, Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America, Center for Responses to Environmental Stresses, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America

Nick Lauter

rpwise@iastate.edu (RPW); nick.lauter@ars.usda.gov (NL)

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

Brian Steffenson

Affiliation Department of Plant Pathology, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, United States of America

Roger P. Wise

rpwise@iastate.edu (RPW); nick.lauter@ars.usda.gov (NL)

Affiliations Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Graduate Program, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America, Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America, Center for Responses to Environmental Stresses, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America, Corn Insects and Crop Genetics Research, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MJM NL BS RPW. Performed the experiments: MJM NL BS RPW. Analyzed the data: MJM NL BS RPW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MJM NL BS RPW. Wrote the paper: MJM NL BS RPW. Designed the software used in analysis: MJM. Disease phenotyping of seedling and adult QSM population: BS. Genotyping and transcript profiling: MJM NL RPW. QTL, eQTL, and statistical analyses: MJM NL.