About the Authors

Brendan Epstein

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

Antoine Branca

Address Current address: Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity, University of Münster, Münster, Germany

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

Joann Mudge

Affiliation National Center for Genome Resources, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States of America

Arvind K. Bharti

Affiliation National Center for Genome Resources, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States of America

Roman Briskine

Affiliation Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

Andrew D. Farmer

Affiliation National Center for Genome Resources, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States of America

Masayuki Sugawara

Address Current address: Graduate School of Environmental Science. Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan

Affiliation Department of Soil, Water, and Climate, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, United States of America

Nevin D. Young

Affiliations Department of Plant Biology, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, United States of America, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States of America

Michael J. Sadowsky

sadowsky@umn.edu (MJS); ptiffin@umn.edu (PT)

Affiliations Department of Soil, Water, and Climate, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, United States of America, BioTechnology Institute, St. Paul, Minnesota, United States of America

Peter Tiffin

sadowsky@umn.edu (MJS); ptiffin@umn.edu (PT)

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

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: NDY MJS PT. Performed the experiments: JM AKB ADF MS RB. Analyzed the data: BE AB PT. Wrote the paper: BE MJS PT.