About the Authors

Mallikarjuna Swamy B. P.

Affiliation International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines

Helal Uddin Ahmed

Affiliation International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines

Amelia Henry

Affiliation International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines

Ramil Mauleon

Affiliation International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines

Shalabh Dixit

Affiliation International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines

Prashant Vikram

Affiliation International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines

Ram Tilatto

Affiliation Directorate of Rice Research (DRR), Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

Satish B. Verulkar

Affiliation Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (IGKV), Raipur, Chattishgarh, India

Puvvada Perraju

Affiliation Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (JNKVV), Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India

Nimai P. Mandal

Affiliation Central Rainfed Upland Rice Research Station (CRURRS), Hazaribagh, India

Mukund Variar

Affiliation Central Rainfed Upland Rice Research Station (CRURRS), Hazaribagh, India

Robin S.

Affiliation Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Ranganath Chandrababu

Affiliation Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Onkar N. Singh

Affiliation Central Rice Research Institute (CRRI), Cuttack, India

Jawaharlal L. Dwivedi

Affiliation Narendra Dev University of Agriculture and Technology (NDUAT), Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

Sankar Prasad Das

Affiliation ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Tripura Centre (ICARNEHR), Tripura, India

Krishna K. Mishra

Affiliation Regional Agricultural Research Station (RARS), Nepalganj, Nepal

Ram B. Yadaw

Affiliation National Rice Research Program, Hardinath, Nepal

Tamal Lata Aditya

Affiliation Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI), Gazipur, Bangladesh

Biswajit Karmakar

Affiliation Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI), Gazipur, Bangladesh

Kouji Satoh

Affiliation Plant Genome Research Unit, Agrogenomics Research Center, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences (NIAS), Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

Ali Moumeni

Current address: Rice Research Institute of Iran, Amol, Mazandaran, Iran

Affiliation Plant Genome Research Unit, Agrogenomics Research Center, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences (NIAS), Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

Shoshi Kikuchi

Affiliation Plant Genome Research Unit, Agrogenomics Research Center, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences (NIAS), Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

Hei Leung

Affiliation International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines

Arvind Kumar

A.kumar@irri.org

Affiliation International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AK MSBP AH RM. Performed the experiments: MSBP AH HUA RM RT SBV PP NPM MV RS RC ONS JLD SPD KKM RBY TLA BK KS. Analyzed the data: BPMS HUA AH RM SD PV. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AK KS AM SK HL. Wrote the paper: MSBP AH HL RM AK.