About the Authors

Zhaohui Liu, Jack B. Rasmussen, Timothy L. Friesen
Department of Plant Pathology, North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota, United States of America

Justin D. Faris, Shunwen Lu, Timothy L. Friesen
USDA-ARS, Cereal Crops Research Unit, Red River Valley Agricultural Research Center, Fargo, North Dakota, United States of America

Richard P. Oliver, Kar-Chun Tan
Australian Centre for Necrotrophic Fungal Pathogens, Western Australian State Agricultural Biotechnology Centre, Division of Health Science, Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Peter S. Solomon
Plant Cell Biology, School of Biology, The Australian National University, Canberra Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Megan C. McDonald, Bruce A. McDonald
Plant Pathology Group, Institute of Integrative Biology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland

Alberto Nunez
USDA-ARS, Eastern Regional Research Center, Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Corresponding Author

timothy.friesen@ars.usda.gov

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ZL RPO TLF. Performed the experiments: ZL KCT PSS MCM. Analyzed the data: ZL JDF MCM BAM AN SL TLF. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JDF RPO BAM AN JBR TLF. Wrote the paper: ZL TLF.