About the Authors

Rebecca A. Silady

Current address: Department of Biology, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

Affiliation Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, Germany

Sigi Effgen

Affiliation Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, Germany

Maarten Koornneef

koornneef@mpipz.mpg.de

Affiliations Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, Germany, Laboratory of Genetics, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands

Matthieu Reymond

Current address: Institut Jean-Pierre Bourgin, INRA Centre de Versailles-Grignon, Versailles, France

Affiliation Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, Germany

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RAS MK. Performed the experiments: RAS SE. Analyzed the data: RAS MR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MK. Wrote the paper: RAS MK MR.