About the Authors

Jochen Kleemann, Linda J. Rincon-Rivera, Hiroyuki Takahara, Emiel Ver Loren van Themaat, H. Charlotte van der Does, Stéphane Hacquard, Isa Will, Wolfgang Schmalenbach, Richard J. O'Connell
Department of Plant-Microbe Interactions, Max-Planck-Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, Germany

Ulla Neumann, Elmon Schmelzer
Central Microscopy Max-Planck-Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, Germany

Kurt Stüber
Max Planck Genome Centre Cologne, Cologne, Germany

Corresponding Author

oconnel@mpipz.mpg.de

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.