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Competing Interests

Colin Bell and Matthew Wallenstein are co-inventors of the patent-pending technology tested herein. Matthew Wallenstein, Richard Conant, Peter Baas and Lauren Mancini consult for Growcentia Inc. Matthew Wallenstein, Richard Conant and Colin Bell have an equity interest in Growcentia, Inc.

Author Contributions

Peter Baas conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables.

Colin Bell conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Lauren M Mancini performed the experiments, analyzed the data, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Melanie N Lee performed the experiments, analyzed the data, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Richard T Conant conceived and designed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Matthew D Wallenstein conceived and designed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

The research in this article did not generate any raw data not already included in the article

Funding

This research was supported by the US department of Agriculture (#2015-67030-22990), the Colorado State University Research Foundation (#14BGF19A), the National Science Foundation (#DEB-1020540) and the Colorado Office of Economic Development and Intl Trade (#19KO BSGR ECFCP7122). The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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