About the Authors

Jochen Kleemann

Affiliation Department of Plant-Microbe Interactions, Max-Planck-Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, Germany

Linda J. Rincon-Rivera

Contributed equally to this work with: Linda J. Rincon-Rivera, Hiroyuki Takahara

Affiliation Department of Plant-Microbe Interactions, Max-Planck-Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, Germany

Hiroyuki Takahara

Contributed equally to this work with: Linda J. Rincon-Rivera, Hiroyuki Takahara

Current address: Department of Bioproduction Science, Faculty of Bioresources and Environmental Sciences, Ishikawa Prefectural University, Ishikawa, Japan

Affiliation Department of Plant-Microbe Interactions, Max-Planck-Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, Germany

Ulla Neumann

These authors also contributed equally to this work.

Affiliation Central Microscopy Max-Planck-Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, Germany

Emiel Ver Loren van Themaat

These authors also contributed equally to this work.

Affiliation Department of Plant-Microbe Interactions, Max-Planck-Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, Germany

H. Charlotte van der Does

Current address: Department of Plant Pathology, Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

These authors also contributed equally to this work.

Affiliation Department of Plant-Microbe Interactions, Max-Planck-Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, Germany

Stéphane Hacquard

Affiliation Department of Plant-Microbe Interactions, Max-Planck-Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, Germany

Kurt Stüber

Affiliation Max Planck Genome Centre Cologne, Cologne, Germany

Isa Will

Affiliation Department of Plant-Microbe Interactions, Max-Planck-Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, Germany

Wolfgang Schmalenbach

Affiliation Department of Plant-Microbe Interactions, Max-Planck-Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, Germany

Elmon Schmelzer

Affiliation Central Microscopy Max-Planck-Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, Germany

Richard J. O'Connell

oconnel@mpipz.mpg.de

Affiliation Department of Plant-Microbe Interactions, Max-Planck-Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, Germany

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JK RJOC. Performed the experiments: JK LJRR HT UN HCvD SH IW WS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ES. Wrote the paper: JK RJOC. Preparing figures: UN JK SH. Interpretation of the data: JK RJOC HT. Computational analysis of ESTs: EVLvT JK KS.