About the Authors

Hongzhou Huang

Contributed equally to this work with: Hongzhou Huang, Ying Ding

Affiliation Department of Grain Science and Industry, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, United States of America

Ying Ding

Contributed equally to this work with: Hongzhou Huang, Ying Ding

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, United States of America

Xiuzhi S. Sun

xss@k-state.edu (XSS); tnguyen@vet.k-state.edu (TAN)

Affiliation Department of Grain Science and Industry, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, United States of America

Thu A. Nguyen

xss@k-state.edu (XSS); tnguyen@vet.k-state.edu (TAN)

Affiliation Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: HH YD XSS TAN. Performed the experiments: HH YD. Analyzed the data: HH YD XSS TAN. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: XSS TAN. Wrote the paper: HH YD XSS TAN.