About the Authors

Laura M. Jones

Affiliation School of Biology, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom

Samantha J. Rayson

Affiliation School of Biology, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom

Anthony J. Flemming

Affiliation Syngenta, Jealott’s Hill International Research Centre, Bracknell, United Kingdom

Peter E. Urwin

p.e.urwin@leeds.ac.uk

Affiliation School of Biology, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom

Competing Interests

Research grant support was provided by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council of the UK in partnership with Syngenta UK. AJF is an employee of Syngenta UK. This does not alter the authors’ adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LMJ SJR AJF PEU. Performed the experiments: LMJ SJR. Analyzed the data: LMJ SJR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: LMJ SJR. Wrote the paper: LMJ SJR AJF PEU. Microarray analyses: SJR. Generation of GFP reporter strains, RNAi screens and phenotyping: LMJ.