About the Authors

Silvia Caccia

Affiliation Department of Genetics, University of Valencia, Burjassot, Spain

Carmen Sara Hernández-Rodríguez

Affiliation Department of Genetics, University of Valencia, Burjassot, Spain

Rod J. Mahon

Affiliation CSIRO Entomology, Canberra, Australia

Sharon Downes

Affiliation CSIRO Entomology, Narrabri, Australia

William James

Affiliation CSIRO Entomology, Canberra, Australia

Nadine Bautsoens

Affiliation Bayer BioScience, Gent, Belgium

Jeroen Van Rie

Affiliation Bayer BioScience, Gent, Belgium

Juan Ferré

juan.ferre@uv.es

Affiliation Department of Genetics, University of Valencia, Burjassot, Spain

Competing Interests

Funding was provided by Bayer BioScience N.V. to University of Valencia and CSIRO for this study. The results of this study are not the subject of new patent applications. JF provides consultancy services to Bayer BioScience N.V. CSH-R is currently funded by Bayer BioScience N.V. to evaluate certain Bacillus thuringiensis proteins. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLoS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SC CSHR RJM SJD JF. Performed the experiments: SC CSHR SJD WJ. Analyzed the data: SC CSHR RJM SJD JF. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RJM SJD NB JVR JF. Wrote the paper: SC CSHR RJM SJD JVR JF.