About the Authors

Allen Van Deynze

Roles Conceptualization, Investigation, Supervision, Writing – review & editing

‡ These authors share first authorship on this work.

Affiliation Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis, California, United States of America

Pablo Zamora

Roles Conceptualization, Investigation, Writing – review & editing

‡ These authors share first authorship on this work.

Affiliation Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis, California, United States of America

Pierre-Marc Delaux

Roles Investigation, Methodology

‡ These authors share first authorship on this work.

Affiliation Department of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

Cristobal Heitmann

† Deceased.

Roles Investigation

‡ These authors share first authorship on this work.

Affiliation Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis, California, United States of America

Dhileepkumar Jayaraman

Roles Investigation

Affiliation Department of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

Shanmugam Rajasekar

Roles Investigation

Affiliation Department of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

Danielle Graham

Roles Investigation

Affiliation Department of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

Junko Maeda

Roles Investigation

Affiliation Department of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

Donald Gibson

Roles Investigation

Affiliation Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis, California, United States of America

Kevin D. Schwartz

Roles Investigation

Affiliation Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis, California, United States of America

Alison M. Berry

Roles Investigation, Methodology

Affiliation Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis, California, United States of America

Srijak Bhatnagar

Roles Investigation

Affiliation Genome Center, University of California, Davis, California, United States of America

Guillaume Jospin

Roles Investigation

Affiliation Genome Center, University of California, Davis, California, United States of America

Aaron Darling

Roles Investigation

Affiliation Genome Center, University of California, Davis, California, United States of America

Richard Jeannotte

Roles Investigation

Affiliation Department of Population Health and Reproduction, University of California, Davis, California, United States of America

Javier Lopez

Roles Investigation

Affiliation Instituto Tecnológico del Valle de Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico

Bart C. Weimer

Roles Conceptualization, Supervision, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Department of Population Health and Reproduction, University of California, Davis, California, United States of America

Jonathan A. Eisen

Roles Conceptualization, Supervision, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Genome Center, University of California, Davis, California, United States of America

Howard-Yana Shapiro

Roles Conceptualization, Supervision, Writing – review & editing

Affiliations Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis, California, United States of America, Mars, Incorporated, McLean, Virginia, United States of America

Jean-Michel Ané

Roles Conceptualization, Supervision, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

Affiliations Department of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America, Department of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

Alan B. Bennett

Roles Conceptualization, Methodology, Supervision, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

abbennett@ucdavis.edu

Affiliation Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis, California, United States of America

Competing Interests

Howard-Yana Shapiro is affiliated with Mars, Incorporated, one of the research sponsors. Author Cristobal Heitmann was unable to confirm authorship or contributions himself, and this was carried out collectively by the other co-authors.