About the Authors

Hidetoshi Yamada

hyamada@ibrc.or.jp

Affiliation Department of Bioresource Sciences, Iwate Biotechnology Research Center, Kitakami, Iwate, Japan

Sayaka Kikuchi

Affiliation Department of Bioresource Sciences, Iwate Biotechnology Research Center, Kitakami, Iwate, Japan

Tomoki Inui

Affiliation Graduate School of Agriculture, Iwate University, Morioka, Iwate, Japan

Hideyuki Takahashi

Affiliation Department of Bioresource Sciences, Iwate Biotechnology Research Center, Kitakami, Iwate, Japan

Ken-ichi Kimura

Affiliation Graduate School of Agriculture, Iwate University, Morioka, Iwate, Japan

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: HY KK. Performed the experiments: HY SK TI. Analyzed the data: HY KK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: HY SK HT. Wrote the paper: HY HT KK.