About the Authors

Alexandre Augusto Pereira Firmino

Contributed equally to this work with: Alexandre Augusto Pereira Firmino, Fernando Campos de Assis Fonseca, Leonardo Lima Pepino de Macedo

alexfirm@gmail.com (AAPF); fatima.grossi@embrapa.br (MFGS)

Affiliations Embrapa Recursos Genéticos e Biotecnologia, Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil, Graduate Program in Cellular and Molecular Biology, Center of Biotechnology, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Fernando Campos de Assis Fonseca

Contributed equally to this work with: Alexandre Augusto Pereira Firmino, Fernando Campos de Assis Fonseca, Leonardo Lima Pepino de Macedo

Affiliations Embrapa Recursos Genéticos e Biotecnologia, Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil, Graduate Program in Biology Molecular, Universidade de Brasília, Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil

Leonardo Lima Pepino de Macedo

Contributed equally to this work with: Alexandre Augusto Pereira Firmino, Fernando Campos de Assis Fonseca, Leonardo Lima Pepino de Macedo

Affiliations Embrapa Recursos Genéticos e Biotecnologia, Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil, Graduate Program in Genomic Sciences and Biotechnology, Universidade Católica de Brasília, Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil

Roberta Ramos Coelho

Affiliations Embrapa Recursos Genéticos e Biotecnologia, Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil, Graduate Program in Biology Molecular, Universidade de Brasília, Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil

José Dijair Antonino de Souza Jr

Affiliations Embrapa Recursos Genéticos e Biotecnologia, Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil, Graduate Program in Biology Molecular, Universidade de Brasília, Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil

Roberto Coiti Togawa

Affiliation Embrapa Recursos Genéticos e Biotecnologia, Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil

Orzenil Bonfim Silva-Junior

Affiliation Embrapa Recursos Genéticos e Biotecnologia, Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil

Georgios Joannis Pappas-Jr

Affiliation Graduate Program in Biology Molecular, Universidade de Brasília, Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil

Maria Cristina Mattar da Silva

Affiliation Embrapa Recursos Genéticos e Biotecnologia, Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil

Gilbert Engler

Affiliation Plateau Microscopique, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Sophia-Antipolis, France

Maria Fatima Grossi-de-Sa

alexfirm@gmail.com (AAPF); fatima.grossi@embrapa.br (MFGS)

Affiliations Embrapa Recursos Genéticos e Biotecnologia, Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil, Graduate Program in Genomic Sciences and Biotechnology, Universidade Católica de Brasília, Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AAPF FCAF RRC GJPJ MFGS. Performed the experiments: AAPF FCAF LLPM. Analyzed the data: AAPF FCAF JDASJ OBSJ RCT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MFGS OBSJ RCT MCMS GJPJ. Wrote the manuscript: AAPF OBSJ GE MFGS.