About the Authors

Takaaki Daimon, Toshinori Kozaki, Isao Kobayashi, Kenjiro Furuta, Toshiki Namiki, Keiro Uchino, Toshiki Tamura, Kazuei Mita, Hideki Sezutsu, Tetsuro Shinoda
National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Tsukuba, Japan

Takaaki Daimon, Susumu Katsuma, Toru Shimada
Department of Agricultural and Environmental Biology, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Ryusuke Niwa
Initiative for the Promotion of Young Scientists' Independent Research, Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan

Yutaka Banno
Institute of Genetic Resources, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University Graduate School, Fukuoka, Japan

Masayoshi Nakayama
Institute of Floricultural Sciences, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization, Tsukuba, Japan

Kyo Itoyama
School of Agriculture, Meiji University, Kawasaki, Japan

Corresponding Author

shinoda@affrc.go.jp

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: T Daimon, T Kozaki, R Niwa, S Katsuma, H Sezutsu, T Shimada, T Shinoda. Performed the experiments: T Daimon, T Kozaki, R Niwa, I Kobayashi, K Furuta, T Namiki, K Uchino, M Nakayama, K Itoyama, T Shinoda. Analyzed the data: T Daimon, T Kozaki, R Niwa, T Namiki, T Shinoda. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: I Kobayashi, K Uchino, Y Banno, T Tamura, K Mita, H Sezutsu. Wrote the paper: T Daimon, T Kozaki, R Niwa, K Furuta, T Shinoda.