About the Authors

Brian P Dilkes

Affiliations Section of Plant Biology and Genome Center, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America , Department of Biology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Melissa Spielman

Affiliation Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom

Renate Weizbauer

Address ¤ Current address: Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States of America.

Affiliation Department of Biology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Brian Watson

Affiliation Department of Biology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Diana Burkart-Waco

Affiliation Section of Plant Biology and Genome Center, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

Rod J Scott

Affiliation Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom

Luca Comai

To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: lcomai@ucdavis.edu

Affiliations Section of Plant Biology and Genome Center, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America , Department of Biology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

BPD, MS, RJS, and LC conceived and designed the experiments. BPD, MS, RW, BW, and DBW performed the experiments. BPD, MS, RJS, and LC analyzed the data. contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. BPD, MS, and LC wrote the paper.