About the Authors

Qian Jiang

Contributed equally to this work with: Qian Jiang, Feng Wang

Affiliation State Key Laboratory of Crop Genetics and Germplasm Enhancement, Key Laboratory of Biology and Germplasm Enhancement of Horticultural Crops in East China of Ministry of Agriculture, College of Horticulture, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, People’s Republic China

Feng Wang

Contributed equally to this work with: Qian Jiang, Feng Wang

Affiliation State Key Laboratory of Crop Genetics and Germplasm Enhancement, Key Laboratory of Biology and Germplasm Enhancement of Horticultural Crops in East China of Ministry of Agriculture, College of Horticulture, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, People’s Republic China

Meng-Yao Li

Affiliation State Key Laboratory of Crop Genetics and Germplasm Enhancement, Key Laboratory of Biology and Germplasm Enhancement of Horticultural Crops in East China of Ministry of Agriculture, College of Horticulture, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, People’s Republic China

Jing Ma

Affiliation State Key Laboratory of Crop Genetics and Germplasm Enhancement, Key Laboratory of Biology and Germplasm Enhancement of Horticultural Crops in East China of Ministry of Agriculture, College of Horticulture, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, People’s Republic China

Guo-Fei Tan

Affiliation State Key Laboratory of Crop Genetics and Germplasm Enhancement, Key Laboratory of Biology and Germplasm Enhancement of Horticultural Crops in East China of Ministry of Agriculture, College of Horticulture, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, People’s Republic China

Ai-Sheng Xiong

Xiongaisheng@njau.edu.cn

Affiliation State Key Laboratory of Crop Genetics and Germplasm Enhancement, Key Laboratory of Biology and Germplasm Enhancement of Horticultural Crops in East China of Ministry of Agriculture, College of Horticulture, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, People’s Republic China

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ASX QJ FW. Performed the experiments: QJ FW MYL JM GFT. Analyzed the data: QJ FW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ASX. Wrote the paper: QJ. Revised the paper: QJ ASX.