About the Authors

Takashi Fujikawa, Ayumu Sakaguchi, Yoko Nishizawa, Yusuke Kouzai, Eiichi Minami, Tetsuo Meshi, Marie Nishimura
National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences (NIAS), Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

Shigekazu Yano
Ritsumeikan University, Kusatsu, Japan

Hironori Koga
Department of Bioproduction Science, Ishikawa Prefectural University, Ishikawa, Japan

Corresponding Author

marie@affrc.go.jp

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TF MN TM. Performed the experiments: TF AS MN YN YK EM HK. Analyzed the data: TF MN TM AS YN YK EM HK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SY. Wrote the paper: MN TM TF.