About the Authors

Mulualem T. Kassa

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

R. Varma Penmetsa

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

Noelia Carrasquilla-Garcia

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

Birinchi K. Sarma

Affiliations Department of Plant Pathology, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America, Department of Mycology and Plant Pathology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

Subhojit Datta

Affiliations Department of Plant Pathology, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America, Indian Institute of Pulses Research, Uttar Pradesh, India

Hari D. Upadhyaya

Affiliation International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh, India

Rajeev K. Varshney

Affiliation International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh, India

Eric J. B. von Wettberg

Affiliations Department of Biological Sciences, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, United States of America, Center for Tropical Plant Conservation, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Coral Gables, Florida, United States of America

Douglas R. Cook

drcook@ucdavis.edu

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

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MTK RVP EJBvW DRC. Performed the experiments: MTK RVP NCG BKS SD. Analyzed the data: MTK EJBvW DRC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RVP HDU RKV DRC. Wrote the paper: MTK EJBvW DRC.