About the Authors

Fei Lu

Affiliation Institute for Genomic Diversity, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

Alexander E. Lipka

Affiliations Institute for Genomic Diversity, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

Jeff Glaubitz

Affiliation Institute for Genomic Diversity, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

Rob Elshire

Affiliation Institute for Genomic Diversity, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

Jerome H. Cherney

Affiliation Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

Michael D. Casler

Affiliations Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America, Department of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

Edward S. Buckler

Affiliations Institute for Genomic Diversity, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

Denise E. Costich

d.costich@cgiar.org

Current address: International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), Texcoco, Mexico

Affiliations Institute for Genomic Diversity, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: FL ESB DEC JHC MDC. Performed the experiments: FL DEC JHC MDC. Analyzed the data: FL JG AEL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: FL DEC RE MDC JHC. Wrote the paper: FL DEC JG.