About the Authors

Takeki Hamasaki

Affiliation Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University, Hakozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka, Japan

Gakuro Harada

Affiliation Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University, Hakozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka, Japan

Noboru Nakamichi

Affiliation Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University, Hakozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka, Japan

Shigeru Kabayama

Affiliation Nihon Trim Co. Ltd, Oyodonaka, Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan

Kiichiro Teruya

Affiliation Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University, Hakozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka, Japan

Bunshi Fugetsu

Affiliation Innovation Policy Research Center, IPRC, The University of Tokyo, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Wei Gong

Affiliation Innovation Policy Research Center, IPRC, The University of Tokyo, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Ichiro Sakata

Affiliation Policy Alternative Research Institute, The University of Tokyo, Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Sanetaka Shirahata

sirahata@grt.kyushu-u.ac.jp

Affiliation Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University, Hakozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka, Japan

Competing Interests

We have the following interests: This work was supported in part by Nihon-Trim Co., Ltd. Shigeru Kabayama is employed by Nihon-Trim Co. Ltd. There are no patents, products in development or marketed products to declare. This does not alter our adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceptualization: TH SS. Data curation: TH NN. Formal analysis: TH KT. Investigation: TH GH KT BF WG IS. Methodology: TH SS. Project administration: TH SS. Resources: TH SK. Supervision: TH SS. Validation: TH GH KT. Visualization: TH NN. Writing – original draft: TH. Writing – review & editing: TH NN.