About the Authors

Truyen N. Quach

Current address: The Center for Plant Science Innovation, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, United States of America

Affiliation Division of Plant Sciences, National Center for Soybean Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Plant Group, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, United States of America

Lam-Son Phan Tran

Current address: Signaling Pathway Research Unit, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan

Affiliation Division of Plant Sciences, National Center for Soybean Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Plant Group, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, United States of America

Babu Valliyodan

Affiliation Division of Plant Sciences, National Center for Soybean Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Plant Group, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, United States of America

Hanh TM. Nguyen

Current address: The Center for Plant Science Innovation, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, United States of America

Affiliation Division of Plant Sciences, National Center for Soybean Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Plant Group, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, United States of America

Rajesh Kumar

Current address: National Research Center on DNA Fingerprinting, NBPGR, New Delhi, India

Affiliation Division of Plant Sciences, National Center for Soybean Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Plant Group, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, United States of America

Anjanasree K. Neelakandan

Current address: Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America

Affiliation Division of Plant Sciences, National Center for Soybean Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Plant Group, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, United States of America

Satish Kumar Guttikonda

Current address: Dow AgroSciences LLC, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

Affiliation Division of Plant Sciences, National Center for Soybean Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Plant Group, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, United States of America

Robert E. Sharp

Affiliation Division of Plant Sciences, National Center for Soybean Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Plant Group, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, United States of America

Henry T. Nguyen

nguyenhenry@missouri.edu

Affiliation Division of Plant Sciences, National Center for Soybean Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Plant Group, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, United States of America

Competing Interests

LPT currently works for RIKEN and SKG currently works for Dow AgroSciences LLC. LPT and SKG contributed to this study while they were employed at the University of Missouri. Therefore, 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: TNQ LPT RES BV HTN. Performed the experiments: TNQ. Analyzed the data: TNQ LPT RK AKN HTMN BV SKG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RES. Wrote the paper: TNQ LPT RES BV HTN.