About the Authors

Jiafa Chen

Affiliation International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT); Texcoco; Edo. De Mexico; Mexico CP 56237

Cristian Zavala

Affiliation International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT); Texcoco; Edo. De Mexico; Mexico CP 56237

Noemi Ortega

Affiliation International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT); Texcoco; Edo. De Mexico; Mexico CP 56237

Cesar Petroli

Affiliation International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT); Texcoco; Edo. De Mexico; Mexico CP 56237

Jorge Franco

Affiliations International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT); Texcoco; Edo. De Mexico; Mexico CP 56237, Departamento de Biometría, Universidad de la Republica, Paysandú; Uruguay CP 60000

Juan Burgueño

Affiliation International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT); Texcoco; Edo. De Mexico; Mexico CP 56237

Denise E. Costich

D.Costich@cgiar.org (DEC); S.Hearne@cgiar.org (SJH)

Affiliation International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT); Texcoco; Edo. De Mexico; Mexico CP 56237

Sarah J. Hearne

D.Costich@cgiar.org (DEC); S.Hearne@cgiar.org (SJH)

Affiliation International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT); Texcoco; Edo. De Mexico; Mexico CP 56237

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SH JC DC. Performed the experiments: JC CZ NO CP. Analyzed the data: JC SH JF JB. Wrote the paper: JC SH DC.