About the Authors
- Xue-Feng Ma, Nickolai Alexandrov, Maxim Troukhan, Liping Zhang, Timothy Swaller, Richard Flavell
- Ceres, Inc., Thousand Oaks, California, United States of America
- Elaine Jensen, Sian Thomas-Jones, Kerrie Farrar, John Clifton-Brown, Iain Donnison
- Institute of Biological, Environmental & Rural Sciences (IBERS), Aberystwyth University, Gogerddan, United Kingdom
The authors, Xue-Feng Ma, Nickolai Alexandrov, Maxim Troukhan, Liping Zhang, Timothy Swaller, and Richard Flavell are employees of Ceres, Inc., a privately held company. The work of Ceres, Inc. described in this study was provided as an in-kind contribution to the “BBSRC Sustainable Bioenergy Centre (BSBEC): Bioenergy from Miscanthus and Salix Species” program (BSBEC-BioMASS; http://www.bsbec-biomass.org.uk/; Grant BB/G016216/1). This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLoS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.
Conceived and designed the experiments: XFM EJ ID TS RF. Performed the experiments: EJ LZ STJ KF JCB. Analyzed the data: XFM NA MT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: EJ MT LZ. Wrote the paper: XFM NA TS.