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Science Advances  11 Mar 2020:
Vol. 6, no. 11, eaay3240
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aay3240

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vol. 6 no. 11

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  • Received for publication June 8, 2019
  • Accepted for publication December 16, 2019
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  1. Drew Sturtevant1,2,*,,
  2. Shaoping Lu2,,
  3. Zhi-Wei Zhou2,3,,
  4. Yin Shen2,3,,
  5. Shuo Wang2,3,
  6. Jia-Ming Song2,3,
  7. Jinshun Zhong4,
  8. David J. Burks1,
  9. Zhi-Quan Yang3,
  10. Qing-Yong Yang3,
  11. Ashley E. Cannon1,
  12. Cornelia Herrfurth5,
  13. Ivo Feussner5,
  14. Ljudmilla Borisjuk6,
  15. Eberhard Munz6,
  16. Guido F. Verbeck1,7,
  17. Xuexia Wang8,
  18. Rajeev K. Azad1,8,
  19. Brenda Singleton9,
  20. John M. Dyer9,
  21. Ling-Ling Chen2,3,,
  22. Kent D. Chapman1,2, and
  23. Liang Guo2,
  1. 1BioDiscovery Institute and Department of Biological Sciences, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, USA.
  2. 2National Key Laboratory of Crop Genetic Improvement, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China.
  3. 3Hubei Key Laboratory of Agricultural Bioinformatics, College of Informatics, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China.
  4. 4Institute for Plant Genetics, Heinrich Heine University, Dusseldorf, NRW, Germany.
  5. 5Department of Plant Biochemistry and Service Unit for Metabolomics and Lipidomics, Albrecht-von-Haller-Institute and Goettingen Center for Molecular Biosciences (GZMB), University of Goettingen, Goettingen, Germany.
  6. 6Leibniz-Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK), Gatersleben, Germany.
  7. 7Department of Chemistry, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, USA.
  8. 8Department of Mathematics, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, USA.
  9. 9USDA-ARS, US Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center, Maricopa, AZ, USA.
  1. Corresponding author. Email: llchen{at} (L.-L.C.); chapman{at} (K.D.C.); guoliang{at} (L.G.)
  • * Present address: Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA.

  • These authors contributed equally to this work.


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