About the Authors

Philipp Schulz

Current address: Department of Plant Biochemistry, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Affiliations Bayer CropScience NV, Innovation Center, Zwijnaarde, Belgium, Department of Molecular Systems Biology (MOSYS), University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Karel Jansseune

Affiliation Bayer CropScience NV, Innovation Center, Zwijnaarde, Belgium

Thomas Degenkolbe

Affiliation Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Potsdam-Golm, Germany

Michaël Méret

Affiliation Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Potsdam-Golm, Germany

Hannes Claeys

Affiliations Department of Plant Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, Department of Plant Systems Biology, VIB, Ghent, Belgium

Aleksandra Skirycz

Current address: Vale Institute of Technology Sustainable Development, Belém, Pará, Brasil

Affiliations Department of Plant Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, Department of Plant Systems Biology, VIB, Ghent, Belgium

Markus Teige

Affiliation Department of Molecular Systems Biology (MOSYS), University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Lothar Willmitzer

Affiliation Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Potsdam-Golm, Germany

Matthew A. Hannah

matthew.hannah@bayer.com

Affiliation Bayer CropScience NV, Innovation Center, Zwijnaarde, Belgium

Competing Interests

Co-authors Dr. Philipp Schulz, Dr. Karel Jansseune and Dr. Matthew A. Hannah are employed by Bayer CropScience NV, Innovation Center. 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: PS AS MT MAH. Performed the experiments: PS TD MM. Analyzed the data: PS KJ TD MM HC MAH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: KJ AS LW. Wrote the paper: PS MAH.