About the Authors

Geoffrey Ecker

Giecker@gmail.com

Affiliation Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, 1390 Storrs Road, U-4163, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, 06269, United States of America

Juan Zalapa

Affiliation USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Vegetable Crops Research Unit, Department of Horticulture, University of Wisconsin, 1575 Linden Drive, Madison, Wisconsin, 53706, United States of America

Carol Auer

Affiliation Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, 1390 Storrs Road, U-4163, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, 06269, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: GE CA. Performed the experiments: GE JZ. Analyzed the data: GE JZ CA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CA JZ. Wrote the paper: GE CA JZ. Obtained Grant Funding: CA.