About the Authors

Abhijeet Ghatak

Affiliations Plant Breeding, Genetics and Biotechnology Division, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Los Baños, Philippines, Department of Plant Pathology, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology (GBPUAT), Pantnagar, Uttarakhand, India

Laetitia Willocquet

Laetitia.Willocquet@toulouse.inra.fr

Affiliations Plant Breeding, Genetics and Biotechnology Division, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Los Baños, Philippines, Unité Mixte de Recherche Agrosystèmes et Agricultures, Gestion de ressources, Innovations & Ruralités (UMR1248 AGIR), Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) and Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse (INPT), Castanet-Tolosan, France

Serge Savary

Affiliations Plant Breeding, Genetics and Biotechnology Division, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Los Baños, Philippines, Unité Mixte de Recherche Agrosystèmes et Agricultures, Gestion de ressources, Innovations & Ruralités (UMR1248 AGIR), Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) and Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse (INPT), Castanet-Tolosan, France

Jatinder Kumar

Affiliation Department of Plant Pathology, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology (GBPUAT), Pantnagar, Uttarakhand, India

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AG LW SS JK. Performed the experiments: AG LW. Analyzed the data: AG LW SS. Wrote the paper: AG LW SS JK.