About the Authors

Isabelle d'Erfurth

Affiliation INRA, UR254, IJPB, Versailles. France

Sylvie Jolivet

Affiliation INRA, UR254, IJPB, Versailles. France

Nicole Froger

Affiliation INRA, UR254, IJPB, Versailles. France

Olivier Catrice

Affiliation CNRS, UPR2355, Gif sur Yvette, France

Maria Novatchkova

Affiliation Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP), Vienna, Austria

Raphaël Mercier

rmercier@versailles.inra.fr

Affiliation INRA, UR254, IJPB, Versailles. France

Competing Interests

European patent EP09290010, “Plants producing 2N gametes or apomeiotic gametes,” was deposited by INRA on 7 January 2009.

Author Contributions

The author(s) have made the following declarations about their contributions: Conceived and designed the experiments: Id'E RM. Performed the experiments: Id'E SJ NF MN RM. Analyzed the data: Id'E MN RM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: OC MN. Wrote the paper: Id'E RM.