About the Authors

Zachary B Lippman

Address ¤ Current address: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, United States of America

Affiliation The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Agriculture, Institute of Plant Sciences, Rehovot, Israel

Oded Cohen

Affiliation Agricultural Research Organization, The Volcani Center, Bet Dagan, Israel

John P Alvarez

Affiliation Department of Plant Sciences, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

Mohamad Abu-Abied

Affiliation Agricultural Research Organization, The Volcani Center, Bet Dagan, Israel

Irena Pekker

Affiliation Department of Plant Sciences, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

Ilan Paran

Affiliation Agricultural Research Organization, The Volcani Center, Bet Dagan, Israel

Yuval Eshed

Affiliation Department of Plant Sciences, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

Dani Zamir

To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: zamir@agri.huji.ac.il

Affiliation The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Agriculture, Institute of Plant Sciences, Rehovot, Israel

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

ZBL, JPA, YE, I. Paran, and DZ designed research ZBL, OC, JPA, MA, and I. Pekker performed research. ZBL, JPA, YE, I. Paran, and DZ analyzed the data. ZBL, YE, and DZ wrote the paper.