About the Authors

Lijie Sun, Hong-Mei Li, Kent R. Walters Jr., Weilin Sun, Barry R. Pittendrigh
Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

Lijie Sun
Synthetic Biology & Bioenergy, J. Craig Venter Institute, San Diego, California, United States of America

Lijie Sun, Venu M. Margam, Yueh-Feng Li
Department of Entomology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States of America

Manfredo J. Seufferheld
Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

Amber Jannasch, Naomi Diaz, Catherine P. Riley
Metabolomics Profiling Facility at Bindley Bioscience Center, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States of America

Yueh-Feng Li
Chung Hwa College of Medical Technology, Jen-Te Hsiang, Tainan, Taiwan

William M. Muir
Department of Animal Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States of America

Jun Xie
Department of Statistics, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States of America

Jing Wu
Department of Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Fan Zhang, Jake Y. Chen
School of Informatics, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

Eric L. Barker
Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States of America

Jiri Adamec
Department of Biochemistry, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, United States of America

Corresponding Author

pittendr@illinois.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LS HML MJS KW VM AJ ND CPR WS YFL WMM JX FZ JYC ELB JA BRP. Performed the experiments: LS HML KW VM AJ ND CPR WS YFL FZ. Analyzed the data: LS HML MJS KW WS WMM JX FZ JYC ELB JA BRP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MJS WMM JX JW FZ JYC JA BRP. Wrote the paper: LS HML MJS KW AJ ND CPR WMM JX JW FZ JYC ELB JA BRP.