About the Authors

Takeshi Nishimura

Contributed equally to this work with: Takeshi Nishimura, Susumu Mochizuki

Current address: School of Agricultural Sciences, Nagoya University, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan

Affiliation Division of Plant and Microbial Sciences, Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, NARO, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

Susumu Mochizuki

Contributed equally to this work with: Takeshi Nishimura, Susumu Mochizuki

Current address: Graduate School and Faculty of Agriculture, Kagawa University, Miki, Kagawa, Japan

Affiliation Division of Plant and Microbial Sciences, Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, NARO, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

Naoko Ishii-Minami

Affiliation Division of Plant and Microbial Sciences, Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, NARO, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

Yukiko Fujisawa

Affiliation Division of Plant and Microbial Sciences, Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, NARO, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

Yoshihiro Kawahara

Affiliations Division of Basic Research, Institute of Crop Science, NARO, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan, Bioinformatics Team, Advanced Analysis Center, NARO, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

Yuri Yoshida

Affiliation Biotechnology Research Center, The University of Tokyo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Kazunori Okada

Affiliation Biotechnology Research Center, The University of Tokyo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Sugihiro Ando

Current address: Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan

Affiliation Division of Plant and Microbial Sciences, Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, NARO, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

Hideo Matsumura

Current address: Gene Research Center, Shinshu University, Ueda, Nagano, Japan

Affiliation Iwate Biotechnology Research Center, Kitakami, Iwate, Japan

Ryohei Terauchi

Affiliation Iwate Biotechnology Research Center, Kitakami, Iwate, Japan

Eiichi Minami

Affiliation Division of Plant and Microbial Sciences, Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, NARO, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

Yoko Nishizawa

ynishi@affrc.go.jp

Affiliation Division of Plant and Microbial Sciences, Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, NARO, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceptualization: TN SM EM YN. Data curation: YK HM EM. Formal analysis: TN SM YK KO HM RT EM YN. Funding acquisition: EM YN. Investigation: TN SM NIM YF YY SA HM EM YN. Methodology: TN SM YK KO HM RT EM YN. Supervision: EM YN. Validation: TN SM KO EM YN. Visualization: TN SM YN. Writing – original draft: TN EM YN. Writing – review & editing: TN SM RT EM YN.