About the Authors

Hiromasa Saitoh, Shizuko Fujisawa, Chikako Mitsuoka, Akiko Ito, Akiko Hirabuchi, Kentaro Yoshida, Hideo Matsumura, Ryohei Terauchi
Iwate Biotechnology Research Center, Kitakami, Iwate, Japan

Kyoko Ikeda, Hiroki Irieda, Kae Yoshino, Yoshitaka Takano
Laboratory of Plant Pathology, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

Kentaro Yoshida, Joe Win, Sophien Kamoun
The Sainsbury Laboratory, John Innes Centre, Norwich, United Kingdom

Yukio Tosa
Laboratory of Plant Pathology, Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan

Corresponding Author

saitoh@ibrc.or.jp

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: H. Saitoh, Y. Takano, R. Terauchi. Performed the experiments: H. Saitoh, S. Fujisawa, C. Mitsuoka, A. Ito, A. Hirabuchi, K. Ikeda, H. Irieda, K. Yoshino, K. Yoshida. Analyzed the data: H. Saitoh, K. Yoshida, H. Matsumura, J. Win, S. Kamoun, R. Terauchi. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: K. Yoshida, H. Matsumura, Y. Tosa, J. Win, S. Kamoun, Y. Takano, R. Terauchi. Wrote the paper: H. Saitoh, Y. Takano, R. Terauchi.