About the Authors

Zhixin Xie, Lisa K Johansen, Adam M Gustafson, Kristin D Kasschau, Andrew D Lellis, James C Carrington
Center for Gene Research and Biotechnology and Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, United States of America

Daniel Zilberman, Steven E Jacobsen
Department of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Steven E Jacobsen
Molecular Biology Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

carrington@cgrb.oregonstate.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no conflicts of interest exist.

Author Contributions

ZX, LKJ, KDK, and JCC conceived and designed the experiments. ZX, LKJ, KDK, and ADL did most of the experimental work. AMG, KDK, and JCC conceived and designed the small RNA database. AMG constructed the database. DZ and SEJ generated the ago4-1 and cmt3-7 mutants and developed chromatin analysis protocols. ZX, LKJ, KDK, JCC, and SEJ analyzed the data. ZX and JCC wrote the paper.