About the Authors

Mitchell P Levesque

Contributed equally to this work with: Mitchell P Levesque, Teva Vernoux

Address Current address: Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen, Germany

Affiliation Department of Biology and Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

Teva Vernoux

Contributed equally to this work with: Mitchell P Levesque, Teva Vernoux

Address Current address: Reproduction et Développement des Plantes, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Université Lyon I, Lyon Cedex, France

Affiliation Department of Biology and Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

Wolfgang Busch

Affiliation Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen, Germany

Hongchang Cui

Affiliation Department of Biology and Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

Jean Y Wang

Affiliation Department of Biology and Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

Ikram Blilou

Affiliation Department of Molecular Cell Biology, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands

Hala Hassan

Affiliation Department of Molecular Cell Biology, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands

Keiji Nakajima

Address Current address: Graduate School of Biological Sciences, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Nara, Japan

Affiliation Department of Biology and Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

Noritaka Matsumoto

Address Current address: Department of Botany, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Kitashirakawa-Oiwake-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan

Affiliation Department of Biology and Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

Jan U Lohmann

Affiliation Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen, Germany

Ben Scheres

Affiliation Department of Molecular Cell Biology, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands

Philip N Benfey

To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: philip.benfey@duke.edu

Affiliation Department of Biology and Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

MPL, TV, JUL, BS, and PNB conceived and designed the experiments. MPL, TV, WB, HC, JUL, JYW, IB, and HH performed the experiments. MPL, TV, WB, IB, and HH analyzed the data. MPL, TV, KN, and NM contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. MPL, TV and PNB wrote the paper.