About the Authors

Hiromasa Saitoh

saitoh@ibrc.or.jp

Affiliation Iwate Biotechnology Research Center, Kitakami, Iwate, Japan

Shizuko Fujisawa

Affiliation Iwate Biotechnology Research Center, Kitakami, Iwate, Japan

Chikako Mitsuoka

Affiliation Iwate Biotechnology Research Center, Kitakami, Iwate, Japan

Akiko Ito

Affiliation Iwate Biotechnology Research Center, Kitakami, Iwate, Japan

Akiko Hirabuchi

Affiliation Iwate Biotechnology Research Center, Kitakami, Iwate, Japan

Kyoko Ikeda

Affiliation Laboratory of Plant Pathology, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

Hiroki Irieda

Affiliation Laboratory of Plant Pathology, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

Kae Yoshino

Affiliation Laboratory of Plant Pathology, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

Kentaro Yoshida

Affiliations Iwate Biotechnology Research Center, Kitakami, Iwate, Japan, The Sainsbury Laboratory, John Innes Centre, Norwich, United Kingdom

Hideo Matsumura

Address Current address: Gene Research Center, Shinshu University, Ueda, Nagano, Japan

Affiliation Iwate Biotechnology Research Center, Kitakami, Iwate, Japan

Yukio Tosa

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

Joe Win

Affiliation The Sainsbury Laboratory, John Innes Centre, Norwich, United Kingdom

Sophien Kamoun

Affiliation The Sainsbury Laboratory, John Innes Centre, Norwich, United Kingdom

Yoshitaka Takano

Affiliation Laboratory of Plant Pathology, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

Ryohei Terauchi

Affiliation Iwate Biotechnology Research Center, Kitakami, Iwate, Japan

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.