About the Authors

Qishan Wang

Contributed equally to this work with: Qishan Wang, Feng Tian

Affiliation School of Agriculture and Biology, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China

Feng Tian

Contributed equally to this work with: Qishan Wang, Feng Tian

ft55@cau.edu.cn (FT); panyc@sjtu.edu.cn (YP); zhiwu.zhang@wsu.edu (ZZ)

Affiliation National Maize Improvement Center of China, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China

Yuchun Pan

ft55@cau.edu.cn (FT); panyc@sjtu.edu.cn (YP); zhiwu.zhang@wsu.edu (ZZ)

Affiliation School of Agriculture and Biology, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China

Edward S. Buckler

Affiliations United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) – Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Ithaca, New York, United States of America, Institute for Genomic Diversity, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

Zhiwu Zhang

ft55@cau.edu.cn (FT); panyc@sjtu.edu.cn (YP); zhiwu.zhang@wsu.edu (ZZ)

Affiliations Institute for Genomic Diversity, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America, Department of Animal Science, Northeast Agricultural University, Harbin, China, Department of Crop and Soil Science, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ZZ YP ESB. Performed the experiments: QW FT. Analyzed the data: QW ZZ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: QW ZZ FT. Wrote the paper: QW ZZ.