About the Authors

Jong-Jin Park

Affiliations Forage Improvement Division, The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Ardmore, Oklahoma, United States of America, BioEnergy Science Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States of America

Emma Dempewolf

Affiliation Forage Improvement Division, The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Ardmore, Oklahoma, United States of America

Wenzheng Zhang

Affiliation Forage Improvement Division, The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Ardmore, Oklahoma, United States of America

Zeng-Yu Wang

zywang@noble.org

Affiliations Forage Improvement Division, The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Ardmore, Oklahoma, United States of America, BioEnergy Science Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceptualization: J-JP Z-YW. Data curation: J-JP Z-YW. Formal analysis: J-JP Z-YW. Funding acquisition: Z-YW. Investigation: J-JP ED WZ Z-YW. Methodology: J-JP WZ. Project administration: J-JP Z-YW. Resources: J-JP WZ Z-YW. Supervision: Z-YW. Validation: J-JP Z-YW. Visualization: J-JP ED Z-YW. Writing – original draft: J-JP Z-YW. Writing – review & editing: J-JP ED Z-YW.