About the Authors

Desiree M. Hautea

dmh.uplb@gmail.com; dmhautea@up.edu.ph

Affiliation Institute of Plant Breeding/CSC, College of Agriculture, University of the Philippines Los Baños, College, Laguna, 4031, Philippines

Lourdes D. Taylo

Affiliation Institute of Plant Breeding/CSC, College of Agriculture, University of the Philippines Los Baños, College, Laguna, 4031, Philippines

Anna Pauleen L. Masanga

Affiliation Institute of Plant Breeding/CSC, College of Agriculture, University of the Philippines Los Baños, College, Laguna, 4031, Philippines

Maria Luz J. Sison

Affiliation Institute of Plant Breeding/CSC, College of Agriculture, University of the Philippines Los Baños, College, Laguna, 4031, Philippines

Josefina O. Narciso

Current address: Bioprotection Research Centre, Lincoln University, Lincoln, 7647 Christchurch, New Zealand

Affiliation Institute of Plant Breeding/CSC, College of Agriculture, University of the Philippines Los Baños, College, Laguna, 4031, Philippines

Reynaldo B. Quilloy

Affiliation Institute of Plant Breeding/CSC, College of Agriculture, University of the Philippines Los Baños, College, Laguna, 4031, Philippines

Randy A. Hautea

Affiliation International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications, Los Baños, Laguna, 4030, Philippines

Frank A. Shotkoski

Affiliation International Programs, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 14853, United States of America

Anthony M. Shelton

Affiliation Department of Entomology, Cornell/NYSAES, Geneva, New York, 14456, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DMH RAH JON LDT MLJS FAS AMS. Performed the experiments: JON RBQ LDT MLJS APLM DMH RAH. Analyzed the data: LDT APLM DMH RAH. Wrote the paper: DMH LDT APLM RAH FAS AMS. Developed the breeding materials: JON LDT RBQ DMH RAH. Supervised the field trials: DMH RAH RBQ LDT FAS. Prepared application and obtained all relevant permits for confined field trials: DMH JON LDT RAH.