About the Authors

Christopher G. Love

Affiliation Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, United Kingdom

Neil S. Graham

Affiliation Nottingham Arabidopsis Stock Centre (NASC), University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington, Loughborough, United Kingdom

Seosamh Ó Lochlainn

Affiliation School of Biosciences, University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington, Loughborough, United Kingdom

Helen C. Bowen

Affiliation Warwick HRI, University of Warwick, Wellesbourne, Warwick, United Kingdom

Sean T. May

Affiliation Nottingham Arabidopsis Stock Centre (NASC), University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington, Loughborough, United Kingdom

Philip J. White

Affiliation Scottish Crop Research Institute, Invergowrie, Dundee, United Kingdom

Martin R. Broadley

Contributed equally to this work with: Martin R. Broadley, John P. Hammond, Graham J. King

Affiliation School of Biosciences, University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington, Loughborough, United Kingdom

John P. Hammond

Contributed equally to this work with: Martin R. Broadley, John P. Hammond, Graham J. King

Affiliation Warwick HRI, University of Warwick, Wellesbourne, Warwick, United Kingdom

Graham J. King

Contributed equally to this work with: Martin R. Broadley, John P. Hammond, Graham J. King

graham.king@bbsrc.ac.uk

Affiliation Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, United Kingdom

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CGL NSG SM PJW MB JPH GJK. Performed the experiments: NSG SL HCB SM JPH. Analyzed the data: PJW MB JPH GJK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CGL GJK. Wrote the paper: CGL NSG SL HCB SM PJW MB JPH GJK. Brassica bioinformatics and annotation, Unigene design: CGL.